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Keith Turner is Citizen of the Year

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March 2016

Keith Turner was named Clackmannanshire Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony which took place at the Speirs Centre last evening.

Keith received the accolade, which is sponsored by the Lord Lieutenant's Trust for his work to improve lives of his local community in Sauchie for over 30 years. He is a driving force for many organisations and events, providing opportunities for residents of all ages to get more out of life and also encouraging many to join him in volunteering their time and efforts.

The other finalists for the award were June Anderson, Isa Blaine, Sandra & James Brown, David Gray and Janette McGowan.

On the same evening, Calum Gullen was named Young Citizen of the Year.

Calum volunteers at Rachel House hospice. He is also the Autism ambassador at Alva Academy, and supports many pupils in the ASN department, helping to make a real difference to the lives of many children. Despite his school work and working part time, Calum volunteers his spare time to help others.

The other finalists for Young Citizen of the Year were Chloe Burgess, Lucy Deas, Emily Downes, Taylor McMahon, Lindsay Millar, Avar Wilson and the members of the Police Scotland Youth Volunteers Alloa.

Provost Tina Murphy said: "Congratulations to Keith and Calum on their well deserved awards. Hearing about the wonderful work that all our finalists are doing in communities throughout Clackmannanshire was inspirational. I'm delighted that we have so many dedicated volunteers making the lives of their fellow residents better in so many different ways. They are all a credit to Clackmannanshire, and we are proud of them all."

Lt Col Johnny Stewart, the Lord Lieutenant for Clackmannanshire said: "Many congratulations to our finalists for the Clackmannanshire Citizen of the Year. Without exception they have and continue to play an important role in the community and have helped to change so many peoples' lives. It was a very difficult decision to pick out a winner as all are so deserving. I am delighted that Keith, who does so much for the Sauchie Community, is the 2015 winner."