Lorraine’s special community award

'A very deserving recipient' ' Lorraine Bull receives the Annual Community Award from Ian Watts, chairman of Sibsey Parish Council. NA.
'A very deserving recipient' ' Lorraine Bull receives the Annual Community Award from Ian Watts, chairman of Sibsey Parish Council. NA.

A WOMAN who has made a huge contribution to life in Sibsey for almost 20 years has been honoured by the parish council.

Lorraine Bull is the first recipient of the Annual Community Award, introduced this year by Sibsey Parish Council to honour a person they feel has contributed valuable service within the village and parish.

Lorraine has enjoyed a longstanding involvement in many aspects of village life including the school, church, Sunday School, contributions to parish magazine The Bridge, rescuing and caring for animals and many other areas.

A proud Lorraine was presented with the award at the recent Annual Parish Meeting.

Her husband Nigel, daughter Natalie, grand-daughter Olivia, Natalie’s fiance Richard and several friends also attended the special ceremony.

Lorrained told The Standard: “I am absolutely thrilled and humbled to win the award. It’s extra special because I’m the first to win it.”

Lorraine moved to Sibsey in September 1992 and became well known in the village for rescuing animals.

“The vicar asked me if I would write about my experiences for The Bridge and that’s how it all started,” added Lorraine.

Handing over the award to Lorraine, chairman Ian Watts, said: “It gives me great pleasure, on behalf of the parish council, to present this award to Lorraine for her outstanding contribution over many years to the parish of Sibsey. She is a very deserving recipient.”

Lorraine concluded: “It was a wonderful surprise because everything I’ve done is through love for the village.”

l Has anyone you know been given an honour? Email nigel.devereux@jpress.co.uk.