It's a tradition that TIMBER chairman, once they have reached their lofty position, are awarded in some way for their efforts. so past TIMBER chairman Berm Bandit has received several awards for his work in Thetford Forest including a position in British Cycling (bit of a come down to be honest).
Now finally current TIMBER chairman Martin Monaghan (we call him Moe) has received the recognition he deserves winning Volunteer of the Year from the FC at the Recreation and Public Affairs awards. To win Moe had to fight off stiff competition from a number of others and was the only person to have multiple nominations! This is to recognise the huge contribution Moe and TIMBER have made to the FC and is a way of them saying thanks.
Moe has been a long time TIMBER member, helping with build days, litter collections, trail inspections and attending regular cycle trail development meetings at the FC. In his spare time he also organises running events, but we've forgiven him for this.
His trophy - which comes complete with fetching helmet and backpack - is engraved with the initials RPA which stands for Recreation and Public Affairs and not Right Pain in the Arse. Here he is receiving his award.