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Mayor Presents Awards to Dedicated Volunteers

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Photo of Mayor Cllr Paul Holbrook with Committee Members at the Charles Hunt Centre AGM and Volunteer Awards Event 

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 [8 December].

The Mayor of Hailsham Councillor Paul Holbrook presented the winners of this year’s Age Concern Volunteer Service Awards with their certificates.

In total there were nine 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:

Jim Richards                       5 years voluntary service

Mary Rowe                          5 years voluntary service

Frankie Taylor                    5 years voluntary service

Vera Connolly                     10 years voluntary service

Doreen Harvey                   10 years voluntary service

Pat Martin                           10 years voluntary service

Bob Taylor                           10 years voluntary service

Tanya Eade                          20 years voluntary service

Una Lavender                     25 years voluntary service

Councillor Holbrook 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 at the Centre 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. 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 is an over 55s social club which remains totally self-financing, monies coming from fund raising events, donations and nominal profits from services and entertainment supplied to members.

Various entertainment is available most weekday afternoons between 1.30pm and 3.30pm, and lunches are available at 12noon Tuesday to Friday. Tea, coffee and snacks are available every morning.

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


Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: terry.hall@hailsham-tc.gov.uk