Clem’s dedication earns MP award

A DENTON man’s dedication to make sure everyone in his community is not left wanting has earned him recognition from the town’s MP.

Clement ‘Clem’ White’s service for others, volunteering to help set up flu clinics at a nearby medical practice and delivering medication to those unable to travel, plus other things, earned him a Citizens Award from Andrew Gwynne.

But the 68-year-old, who lives on Greswell Street, was modest about what he has been doing.

Family, friends and colleagues gather to celebrate Clem’s award

Clem said: “I just help out wherever in can in the community.

“I’ve always been able to help people and if I can do, I will do.

“It’s the people who make the community so special. I’ve lived here 46 years in the same street and it’s a welcoming street, we all get along.

Clem with Andrew Gwynne MP

“There was the odd time when I’ve walked around and there’s been litter in the street. I’ve gone and picked the litter up.

“I like to put something into the community.”

Andrew received more than 12 letters of nomination for the 79th Citizens Award to be given to Clem, who was presented with it at Denton Medical Practice with many nominees watching.

And he said: “It was such a privilege to present Clem with this thoroughly well-deserved award.

“There was a fantastic turnout of local people whose lives have been changed and improved by Clem’s actions, and it was very moving to see the effect that he has had on so many.

“I’d like to thank Denton Medical Practice for letting me know about his incredible kindness. Well done Clem! A truly inspirational local hero.”

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