Doncaster volunteer tipped to receive Freedom of the Borough honour

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One of Doncaster’s most tireless voluntary workers has been nominated for a prestigious Freedom of the Borough award.

Doncaster Council has put Bobbie Roberts MBE, who has worked for the Doncaster Deaf Trust for more than 35 years, forward for a Freedom of the Borough Award.

Councillors will make their final decision on the award at a full council meeting on Thursday, January 15.

Bobbie, aged 77, has devoted her life to helping others, particularly young people and those who deserve a chance in life.

Bobbie, a nurse by profession who served as a magistrate in Doncaster for 34 years, was awarded an MBE for her services to justice in 2005.

She has also previously been awarded a Lifetime Achievement honour by the Doncaster Free Press.