A “TRUE volunteer in every sense” - that’s how Pride of Somerset Youth Awards Winner John Murphy was described by those who nominated him.

His achievements include helping with a project to restore the medieval chapel at Glastonbury Abbey, working in a charity shop on Saturdays, joining on a community organic food project, carrying out a variety of roles from stewarding to conservation with Somerset Youth Volunteering and many more.

His nomination said he deserves recognition for his quiet strength of character and the amount of personal time he devotes to volunteering. He never seeks reward for his efforts and does not want to shout about them.

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