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Deputy Mayor Presents Awards to Dedicated Volunteers

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Amanda O'Rawe and Age Concern Hailsham volunteer award winners 

Dedicated volunteers from Hailsham and surrounding areas were recognised for their contribution to the community at a special awards ceremony held at the Charles Hunt Centre during their AGM today [26 October].

The Deputy Mayor of Hailsham Councillor Amanda O’Rawe presented the winners of this year’s Age Concern Volunteer Service Awards with their certificates.

In total there were six accolades, including prizes to individual volunteers in recognition of their long-term dedication and commitment to voluntary work for older residents in the town. This year’s winners are:

Una Lavender                              20 years voluntary service

Christine Fisher                           15 years voluntary service

Tanya Eade                                 15 years voluntary service

Patricia Martin                             5 years voluntary service

Doreen Harvey                            5 years voluntary service

Carol Leggett                               5 years voluntary service


Deputy Mayor Councillor Amanda O’Rawe commented: “Congratulations to all the volunteers and those awarded today for their unstinting hard work and contribution to the Charles Hunt centre. I was delighted to present awards to the volunteers who have given their time and energy for the good of the community and give our warmest congratulations to them.”

“Much of what has been achieved by Age Concern in Hailsham has been the result of a considerable degree of enthusiasm and commitment of volunteers in delivering vital services that support older people in the community,” said Town Mayor Councillor Nigel Coltman.

“These volunteers are ordinary people who do extraordinary work for the elderly and, through this annual Awards Presentation, it is fitting that their contribution is recognised.”

The Charles Hunt Centre thrives with over 500 members and remains totally self-financing, monies coming from fund raising events, donations and nominal profits from services and entertainment supplied to members.

New members are always very welcome. For further details, telephone 01323 844398.

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Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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