The first recipient of the Robert Sullivan-Tailyour Volunteer of the Year award for the BHS in Dorset was Carol Shoopman.
Carol is the County Access and Bridleways Officer for the committee and has also been instrumental in organising and supporting a great many events in the county, including her own very successful pleasure rides which have been enjoyed by many riders in the county.
Regional Manager Julie Garbutt said "Carol has been with the committee a long time, and it is wonderful that she is the first recipient of this award."
Carol was presented with her award by County Chairman, Natalie Franks.
The BHS South West Region were very grateful to receive a legacy from the late Robert Sullivan-Tailyour, former South West Regional Chairman. As a long standing volunteer himself, Robert was always very passionate and supportive of the work that volunteers undertook on behalf of the BHS at a local level. In recognition of this it was decided by the BHS regional committee that some of Robert's legacy would be used to purchase a perpetual award for each BHS county committee to present to their own Volunteer of the Year, which would be voted for by the committee.
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