The work of an “unsung hero” who has devoted countless hours volunteering in her community has been recognised with an award.
Dorothy McDonald (62) received the Rotary Club of Polmont’s annual ‘Community Service Award’, sponsored by Falkirk Dental Care, for her selfless volunteering over the past 30 years.
Dorothy, whose husband Alistair was a doctor in the Forth Valley area, has been part of the fabric of the Polmont community through her work at the Greenpark Centre, serving people at the lunch club, as secretary of St Margaret’s Primary School parent teacher association, a member of the school board and a well known face among older residents as a befriender and companion.
Polmont Rotary president Norman Black said: “Dorothy received the award in recognition of her many years service to the local community including, but not limited to, her time as chairperson and a member of Polmont’s Greenpark Centre and on the board of St Margaret’s school. She is often seen working at the lunch club and as a companion and befriender to many senior citizens in the area.
“She is one of the unsung heroes in our community and her work and efforts have benefited so many in Polmont.”
Modest Dorothy said: “I was very surprised to receive the award because there are so many other people who deserve it too. I love helping people, especially the older people in our community.”