You choose Sidmouth Citizen of the Year

PUBLISHED: 10:22 14 December 2008 | UPDATED: 11:53 17 June 2010

IT S the season of goodwill and so the perfect time to thank someone who has made a real difference to life in Sidmouth, by nominating them for the Citizen of the Year award. The Herald has once again joined forces with Sidmouth Rotary Club to search for

IT'S the season of goodwill and so the perfect time to thank someone who has made a real difference to life in Sidmouth, by nominating them for the Citizen of the Year award.

The Herald has once again joined forces with Sidmouth Rotary Club to search for this year's title.

Last year's winner was David John Baldick, who Arthur Passey, co-ordinator if the competition for Sidmouth Rotary, described as "a quiet, kind and generous individual". David, together with his wife, Mavis, has worked tirelessly giving his time and energy supporting various local and national charities, especially children's charities. David and Mavis turn up at many coffee mornings and other functions with his hurdy-gurdy street organ.

Bill Lankester, a previous title holder, was rewarded for his work with Sidmouth's Living with Cancer Group as well as other community projects.

Arthur said: "We have had people from all walks of life in the past and people should nominate whoever they think is a worthy candidate. It is someone whose work deserves recognition."

The competition, which has been running since 1985, is a chance to bring recognition to the town's unsung heroes and is open to anyone who has made a significant contribution to life around Sidmouth.

Readers have until February 5, 2009, to get their nominations in.

Nominations can be made using the form which will be printed in the Herald every week until Friday, January 30.

Photocopied tokens will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be sent in envelopes marked 'Citizen of the Year' to the Sidmouth Herald, at 106 High Street, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8EF.

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