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Chairman honours Kynren volunteers

Published December 06, 2017 3.23pm

Volunteers who worked on this year's Kynren show have been awarded the county's highest accolade.

Kynren - Chairman's Medal

Cllr Bill Kellett with volunteers from Kynren

Our Chairman, Cllr Bill Kellett, honoured the 1,500 people who gave up their time this summer to make the open-air show a success by presenting them with the Chairman's Medal.

Fourteen volunteers accepted the award on behalf of their peers during a ceremony at County Hall.

Cllr Kellett said: "It is particularly important to recognise those groups that give up significant amounts of their time to volunteering, so Kynren volunteers were at the forefront of my mind for this award.

"During the past two years, volunteers from all walks of life have helped bring the story of Kynren to life. Their commitment to the volunteering programme has been outstanding."

Kynren family

Anna-Isabelle Daulon, CEO of Eleven Arches, the company that produces Kynren, said: "This is an incredibly exciting accolade for the Kynren family of 'archers', the name we give to all volunteers involved in orchestrating Kynren.

"We are beyond proud of how spectacular Kynren is thanks to the passion of all the archers, and I am delighted at the opportunity for all of us archers to receive formal recognition of our commitment."

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