MBE for volunteer from Dunbar

Derek Edmunds

Derek Edmunds

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A volunteer from Dunbar, who has helped many local people in their fight for benefits’ rights over the past 12 years, received an MBE.

Derek Edmunds (81), a specialist volunteer tribunal and court adviser at Haddington Citizens Advice Bureau, was awarded the New Year Honour for services for the East Lothian community.

He decided to become a volunteer in the CAB service when he retired after more than 20 years working in insurance and having served as a magistrate for eight years.

For full story plus more New Year Honours see the East Lothian News - on sale now.

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