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Boston couple rewarded for tireless work in local community

By Boston Target  |  Posted: October 23, 2012

RECOGNITION: Rob and Rachel Lauberts, of Main Ridge East Placecheck steering group, pictured on Burgess Pit.

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A HUSBAND and wife team from Boston have received an award for their dedication to the local community.

Rob and Rachel Lauberts have received a certificate at this year's Voluntary Sector Recognition Awards, held by Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (CVS).

Rob and Rachel play an active and vital role within their community as part of the Main Ridge East Neighbourhood Steering Group.

Rachel said: "It really is a great honour to receive this award and although we could organise events till we are blue in the face we could not do any of this without the help and dedication from our volunteers.

"This award really is for our volunteers as well."

As a result of their efforts Burgess Pit has been transformed into an area where families and children are happy to spend their time.

Residents now feel that they have a voice which is being heard thanks a to a local newsletter that Rob and Rachel produce.

The duo have also become heavily involved in Boston Greenscapers and through the use of their allotment are growing plants which are used to improve parts of the town.

County councillor Sue Wolley presented Rob and Rachel with their award as part of an evening of celebration at Lincolnshire CVS' AGM.

LCVS supports, promotes and represents local voluntary and community sector organisations, ensuring that they have access to high quality, inclusive services and resources to operate efficiently and effectively.

Lincolnshire CVS chief executive officer Ladey Adey said: "Lincolnshire CVS Voluntary Sector Awards are such a wonderful way of celebrating the extensive and varied voluntary activity that takes place across Lincolnshire.

"Lincolnshire CVS is proud to organise and host the awards and hope to encourage more people to get involved in volunteering in their local communities."

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