Burgess Hill Youth Club chairperson wins lifetime achievement award at Mid Sussex Applauds

Videos of the Mid Sussex Applauds Awards winners have been made to celebrate their accomplishments, and The Mid Sussex Times is releasing these over the next week.
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The winners were announced in November last year, and the video has been made to replace the usual awards ceremony.

Mid Sussex Applauds seeks to recognise those who go above and beyond in their efforts for our community.

The Lifetime Achievement award was won by Jackie Cooper.

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Mid Sussex Applauds Awards winners 2020 SUS-210501-104707001
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As Chairperson of Burgess Hill Youth Club Jackie runs youth club sessions, looking after the building, the volunteer staff and the young people.

She helps organise the young carer’s program in Mid Sussex and helps the preparation and delivery of food parcels each Christmas in the area, and more recently food parcels in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic.

She is also a Trustee of the Harambee Boys Centre in Kenya which is a place for homeless boys aged 5 to 19.

In January 2020 she received the British Citizen Award for being an independent custody visitor for more than 25 years, she is treasurer of the Dolphin Ladies swimming club and also the trustee in charge of safeguarding for Sussex Clubs for Young People.

To see what Dr Tim Fooks, high sheriff of West Sussex, and people who have worked with her have to say, watch the video above.

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