Region celebrates local heroes
Published 1 May 2012 09:30 0 Comments
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Pictured from left to right are Stuart Fuller-Shapcott (BSARU), David Fuller-Shapcott (BUWST) Rhona Morrison (TVMRT) Steve Penny (TVMRT) and Brian Tyson (BSARU).
TWEED Valley Mountain Rescue Team (along with Borders Search and Rescue Unit and the Borders Underwater Search Team) was nominated by officers in G-Division, Lothian & Borders Police, for a Force Excellence Award 2011 in the category of Valued Service.
The Force Excellence Awards recognise special achievements within L&B Police and the Awards Ceremony was held in Force Headquarters, Edinburgh on 25th April, hosted by Chief Constable David Strang.
The team was honoured to be recognised with an award in the category of Valued Service and even more honoured that the three rescues teams together were awarded overall "winner" in the category.
Steve Penny, Team Leader TVMRT said, "We are grateful to L&B Police and the Chief Constable for recognising the work of the volunteers in the teams in the Borders. We have been actively assisting the police and supporting the communities in the Lothians and the Borders for just under 50 years (50th Anniversary in 2013) and we look forward to continuing that support and the excellent relationships with the police as we move forward."
This article appeared in Border Telegraph 02 May 12
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