Dedicated volunteers from Hailsham area awarded

Community heroes awarded
Community heroes awarded

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 on Tuesday (November 5).

Hailsham Town Mayor Councillor Jo Bentley presented some of the winners of this year’s Age Concern Volunteer Service Awards with their framed certificates.

In total, nine accolades were made, including prizes to individual volunteers in recognition of their long-term dedication and commitment to voluntary work for older residents in the town.

Following the event, Cllr Bentley commended the award winners and all volunteers involved in the centre.

She said: “The awards presentation was a terrific occasion and a wonderful opportunity to praise our unsung heroes, who volunteer for Age Concern Hailsham year in and year out, because they care about people and their local community.

“I was particularly pleased to have the opportunity to speak to the award winners and find out more about the work they have carried out that helped them achieve these prestigious accolades.”

The Charles Hunt Centre thrives with approximately 450 members and some 60 volunteers.

The centre 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 welcome. For further details, call Dave Snoxell on 01323 844398.

Award winners in full were:

Phyliss Barnes 25 years voluntary service

Dot Page 25 years voluntary service

Kath Barnes 20 years voluntary service

Cliff Hyman 15 years voluntary service

Jean Hales 15 years voluntary service

Janet Janes 10 years voluntary service

Kath Forward 10 years voluntary service

Sheila Todman 5 years voluntary service

Wendy Martin 5 years voluntary service

To see the full spread of pictures pick up this week’s Hailsham edition of the Sussex Express.