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Double award success as Burton Rotary Club named best in district

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 28, 2014

By Laura Hammond

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BURTON'S Rotary Club has officially been named as the best in the area in an award scheme run between 57 groups.

Members of the town organisation were also hailed as the best for youth in the area when they attended a recent award ceremony.

The accolade comes after the club jointly organised the Burton Mail's Children of Courage and Achievement awards, which took place in June.

Jenny Gray, who recently stepped down as president of the group, said she was 'so proud' to have won the two awards.

"We were delighted because they had given us the youth awards, because we do a lot with the young people.

"I was sat smiling to myself and all of a sudden it came to the award for the best club of the year, and I could not believe it when they said Burton upon Trent.

"As first lady president I am very proud.

"I think we have got to be proud, and the people that get involved have got to feel just as proud to win. It makes everything we do worthwhile."

She told the Mail she thought the club had been recognised because of all they do in the area.

Along with thew Children of Courage awards, the group has also been involved with organising a football tournament for youngsters in Burton, a photo competition, young chef of the year and a contest for young musicians.

Mrs Gray said: "The youth are the adults of the future and I think it's good to get involved with them."

Mrs Gray's successor Rod Gent also went to the ceremony in his new role as president.

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