Lots going on in Gainsborough

Left to right Rotarian Neil Taylor, president Julian Needham, Flt Lt Steven Gray with group of cadets
Left to right Rotarian Neil Taylor, president Julian Needham, Flt Lt Steven Gray with group of cadets

IT HAS been a busy month for folk in and around Gainsborough, with lots going on in all walks of life.

Members of Gainsborough Rotary Club were among guests at an open night held by 203 Squadron Air Training Corps at the Drill Hall in Gainsborough.

St John Ambulance Cadet James Ward at the Grand Prior reception at Buckingham Palace

St John Ambulance Cadet James Ward at the Grand Prior reception at Buckingham Palace

Members were able to see the refurbished facilities and also cadets undergoing instruction.

Rotary president Julian Needham handed over a cheque to Flt Lt Gray, thanking the group for manning certain club events and expressing the wish for a long-lasting and fruitful association.

St John Ambulance cadet James Ward, 19, from Gainsborough was invited to Buckingham Palace on to celebrate his achievements in completing the Grand Prior Award.

James was recognised by Princess Anne for completing the award, which is the highest a St John Ambulance cadet can achieve.

Kenneth Green of Scotter, 90, is presented with Honorary Life Membershire of the Institute of Directors by Annette Wood, Chairman of IoD Lincolnshire.

Kenneth Green of Scotter, 90, is presented with Honorary Life Membershire of the Institute of Directors by Annette Wood, Chairman of IoD Lincolnshire.

He has shown at least three years of sustained effort studying 24 different subjects – including first aid, communication and working in the community.

“Visiting Buckingham Palace and meeting The Princess Royal was an amazing experience and a great way to celebrate completing the Grand Prior Award,” said James.

Scotter man Kenneth Green, 90, has been awarded honorary life membership of the Institute of Directors.

Mr Green, who has been a member for 50 years, was presented the certificate by Lincolnshire IoD chairman Annette Wood.

Having mostly worked in insurance, he has been a director of several companies and also served in the RAF, before retiring in 1981.

He paid tribute to the friendship and support of fellow IoD members over the years.