VIDEO: Bert and Barbara rewarded for great service

The Outstanding Long Service Award was won by a husband and wife team who have spent an impressive 64 years volunteering at their village youth centre.

Bert and Barbara Bonsor started helping out at Wrangle Youth Club in 1948 – and despite now being in their 80s they are still as committed as ever. When asked about the perception of young people these days, Barbara said: “If you treat them as human beings they reward you. People are too keen to knock them down. All they want is someone to talk to them - they come and sit with my husband and ask him about the Home Guard and Dads Army.”

Barbara and Bert Bonsor

Barbara and Bert Bonsor

Highly commended was judo coach Dave Jacklin, who has given 41 years’ service to Boston Judo Club.