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. . . your local charity helping to support the elderly in their own homes

Betty Clarke has worked with us for many years and we were all thrilled to hear that she had been chosen to receive an award from the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead Council. Unfortunately Betty was not able to attend the award ceremony in July and we will be presenting this award to Betty later in the year.

Nick Pulsford, chair of the trustees nominated Betty for the award and the citation he wrote is reproduced below.

Betty has worked as a volunteer for Age Concern Banstead for more years than any of the trustees or office staff can recall. After retiring as an Occupational Therapist she worked with our charity and set up and managed our “Aids for Elderly Living” equipment exchange. Her living room has been full of equipment for many years and she takes responsibility for ensuring it is sold to our local elderly population for very modest sums. She has raised many thousands of pounds over the years for our charity through this service.

In addition she has volunteered within our office and given up half a day each week working alongside the paid staff answering the phone and ensuring clients are signposted towards the correct services.

She has also raised much needed funds by running various fund raising activities, selling home grown plants, Christmas cards and sweets being just a few examples.

Unfortunately Betty has become poorly recently and has had no option but to cut down dramatically on the help she is able to give to us. Now that she is not available to us nearly as often we have grown to appreciate just how valuable she is to our organisation.

I cannot think of anyone who would be better deserving of this award and I know that she would appreciate it hugely.

I do hope that you will consider Betty for this award.

 

 

Nick Pulsford

Chair of Trustees Age Concern Banstead

 

Areas covered:  Banstead  | Chipstead | Epsom Downs | Hooley | Kingswood | Nork | Tadworth | Tattenham |  Walton on the Hill | Woodmansterne


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