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FULL CITATION: Lord Lewin Award 2018 – Mr Martin Douglas


Martin Douglas has been an Honorary Agent for 27 Years, undertaking both casework and fundraising activity. He is also an Honorary Agent for the Fishermen’s Mission.

Although the number of regular beneficiaries in the Filey area has diminished over time (nearly 30 in the 1990’s but currently down to 4) Martin still delivers cheques and undertakes casework as required. He also looks after the Filey mine, including spending significant time restoring it following numerous cases of vandalism. Using his own initiative, he negotiated with the local Council for the mine to be refurbished and moved to a more prominent position; one which is also ‘protected’ by CCTV cameras. More recently he has taken over responsibility for the mines at Scarborough and Bridlington as the Fishermens’ Mission are no longer able to do this for us.

Overall Martin has dedicated a significant amount of time, effort and personal resources to fulfil both his caseworking and mine management duties; nothing is too much trouble for him. He always responds promptly and enthusiastically to any request placed on him and is widely admired for his selflessness and dedication to others. As such Martin is highly deserving of an award to recognise his extremely long service and outstanding dedication to the Society’s work.

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