A dedicated school volunteer has finally collected his Morpeth Civic Award for Achievement.
John Wright, who works with children at Morpeth First School, was unable to attend the awards night at the Town Hall, but has now received his gong from the school.
Headteacher Elaine Reay said: “Mr Wright has been coming to us for many years. He hears the children read and they delight in his story-telling. They just love him. If everyone did community work like him it would be marvellous.”