Accolade for volunteer

A school governor from west Norfolk has been named as a "volunteer hero" by a leading UK charity. Rod Payn received the accolade at a glittering ceremony in Westminster earlier this month.

A school governor from west Norfolk has been named as a "volunteer hero" by a leading UK charity.

Rod Payn received the accolade at a glittering ceremony in Westminster earlier this month.

The awards were promoted by the Experience Corps, an organisation which encourages retired volunteers to give up their time for good causes.

Mr Payn, a governor at Clenchwarton School and the village's citizen of the year, was accompanied by North-West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham.

Mr Bellingham said: "He is a shining example of the kind of work that volunteers do across Norfolk, most of it unrecognised, but all of it of fundamental importance in contributing positively to our communities."