Volunteers awarded for work and dedication in Hailsham

Age Concern awards
Age Concern awards

Dedicated volunteers from Hailsham and surrounding areas were recognised for their contribution to the community at a special awards ceremony held on Tuesday (November 11).

Hailsham Town Mayor Cllr Jo Bentley presented the winners of this year’s Age Concern Volunteer Service Awards with their framed certificates at the ceremony at the Charles Hunt Centre.

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 were Christine Campbell-Dykes for five years’ voluntary service, Heather Brooks for 10 years’ voluntary service, Chris Fox for ten years’ voluntary service, Graeme Eason for 15 years’ voluntary service, Jo Williams for 15 years’ voluntary service and Dorothy Cottrell for 25 years’ voluntary service.

Cllr Bentley said: “What a wonderful achievement for all concerned. I’m so proud of the volunteers and the work they do.

“They play an integral role in the running of the Age Concern centre.

“It was a privilege to meet so many volunteers who have given a considerable amount of their time and energy for the good of the community and to help other people and to present them with their awards.

“Each and every volunteer at Age Concern in Hailsham, whether they have served for five years or 25 years are role models who show what a terrific community spirit there is in this town, and are highly regarded and acknowledged by the people of Hailsham.”

Alan Faulkner, chairman of Age Concern Hailsham, Hellingly and Herstmonceux, said: “Congratulations to all our volunteers and those awarded today for their unstinting hard work and contribution to our centre.

“I would also like to thank the Mayor for once again supporting our club in presenting this year’s long service awards.”