Freedom of Haxby award for two tireless volunteers

Pictured back from left are Chairman of Haxby Town Council Mary Crawford, Cllr David Rice, who sponsored Eddie Benson and Cllr Hannah Ridge, who sponsored Eunice Cooper

Pictured back from left are Chairman of Haxby Town Council Mary Crawford, Cllr David Rice, who sponsored Eddie Benson and Cllr Hannah Ridge, who sponsored Eunice Cooper

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A PAIR of tireless volunteers have become the first people to be awarded the Freedom of Haxby.

Charity fundraiser, Eunice Cooper, who has been nominated for a Community Pride Award, and Eddie Benson, who has a life-long association with youth work, were both nominated for the award which is run by Haxby Town Council.

They received their awards - which are an honorary title and don’t come with any special privileges - at a special ceremony held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Haxby.

Clerk to the council, Mark Scott, said: “Both Eunice and Eddie have done a lot of good for the community. The way the award works is members of the public can make their nominations through the town council website and then a member of the council has to sponsor the individual, the council takes a vote and the award is given. We hope to be able to make the award annually.”

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