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].
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.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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