WELL-KNOWN Cupar woman Kathleen Todd braved the elements to get to the town’s County Buildings last week to be presented with the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award.
At a ceremony organised by Cupar and District Community Council, she was honoured for her ‘tireless’ work helping patients at Adamson Hospital and their families.
A former nurse at the hospital, Kathleen was a founder member of the Adamson Hospital League of Friends and has been an active member of the group for more than two decades.
Community council spokesperson Gina Logan described Kathleen as a ‘very deserving recipient’ of the title of Citizen of the Year.
She said: “Kathleen was a nurse at Adamson Hospital for many years and is a ‘well kent’ face in the town.
“In her nursing life she was a founder member of the Adamson Hospital League of Friends, a group that was initiated in order that those patients in hospital who did not have family or friends, received friendship and gifts from this group.
“She has been a member of this group for over 20 years and has attended more meetings and helped at more stalls/coffee mornings and fund-raising events for the hospital than anyone could begin to add up.
“Her help and advice has been invaluable to many involved in this group, up to and including present day members.”
Kathleen, of Blalowan Gardens, was joined at the presentation by Cupar Scouts Charlie Jack and Darren Cooper, who received the Junior Citizen of the Year Award in recognition of their continued weekly commitment and dedication to Scouting in the town.
Charlie, of Tarvit Gardens, and Darren, of Cupar Road, Cuparmuir, have been involved in Scouting from a young age and have now progressed to be a valuable part of the leader team for their respective packs.
This summer, both boys demonstrated their commitment by assisting leaders take a group of 12 cubs on a week’s cultural camping trip to London.
Ms Logan said: “The young boys they work with appreciate having ‘young’ leaders, who are easy to talk to, and they bridge the age gap between the adult leaders and the cub Scouts.
“As they themselves continue to grow and develop so does the positive contribution they make both to Scouting and society as a whole by helping young people they work with develop as active members of the community.”
Also honoured this year were Cupar Hearts AFC, who were presented with a special award in recognition of their achievements over the past year.