Keith Ruddell who works as a swimming instructor in Cookstown Leisure Centre has been named as the Mid-Ulster Mail Person To Be Proud Of 2012.
A shocked and delighted Keith dropped into the Mail office on Monday with his children Ewan and Ella Louise to collect the award, which is supported by Firmus Energy.
“I’m delighted and shocked,” laughed Keith.
“I saw all the names on the awards list, I was shocked to be even on the list.
“I just want to thank everyone who took time to vote for me, and I want to thank Cookstown Leisure Centre for giving me the opportunity.”