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AXMINSTER: Rotary honour community champs

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

2014 CHAMPIONS: Martin Smith, John Jeffery, awards presenter Iris Knight and Rotary Club of Axminster acting president Simon Dunn

2014 CHAMPIONS: Martin Smith, John Jeffery, awards presenter Iris Knight and Rotary Club of Axminster acting president Simon Dunn


Axe Valley College Community College headteacher Martin Smith and community stalwart John Jeffery are the winners of The Les Knight Award and Bill Knapman Award respectively. The Rotary Club of Axminster annually awards two members of the public in recognition of their work in the local community. Mr Smith won the Les Knight award for services to youth. Apart from improving academic standards and the infrastructure of the college, he was also praised for having introduced an extra curricular programme of activities involving local businesses and organisations like Rotary. Mr Jeffery won the Bill Knapman Award for services to the community. He was praised for not only serving a multitude of community organisations and the community itself for several years, but also for often acting as a conduit between people in need and organisations and people able to offer help. u Mr Jeffery was also the winner of the top award in the recent “Pride In Axminster”awards, organised by Pulman’s View from Axminster.

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