A lasting memorial to dedicated Holbeach youth worker Colin

South Holland Duke of Edinburgh's Award Committee members and Holbeach parish councillor John Spencer (third right) with a memorial tree and plaque for Colin Gray in Carter's Park, Holbeach. Photo:  SG160712-232TW www.spaldingtodfay.co.uk/buyaphoto
South Holland Duke of Edinburgh's Award Committee members and Holbeach parish councillor John Spencer (third right) with a memorial tree and plaque for Colin Gray in Carter's Park, Holbeach. Photo: SG160712-232TW www.spaldingtodfay.co.uk/buyaphoto

A PERMANENT tribute to a dedicated youth worker from Holbeach has been unveiled in the town.

Members of South Holland Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Committee have planted a memorial tree with a plaque in Carter’s Park for Colin Gray who worked with young people in Holbeach for more than 30 years.

Mr Gray, who died in November 2009 aged 66, volunteered with the scouts, St John Ambulance and as a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award first aid instructor.

He was honorary secretary of the award committee for more than 25 years and colleagues decided to plant the tree as a mark of respect for his dedication to the role.

Current honorary secretary Peter Kite said: “Colin was extremely careful and efficient, never let us down once and we all appreciated what he did.”