Volunteer rewarded for outstanding work!
WGNS’s Jenny Hilton has received highly deserved recognition at the Blaby District Council Community Awards 2021. Jenny received the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award following 5 years of fantastic work supporting a large number of WGNS users. She received lots of nominations many of which were provided by the users themselves who greatly value her support.
Councillor Terry Richardson who gave a lovely speech, presented Jenny with a certificate and £100 as a reward for all her hard work. WGNS are also very grateful to receive £750 in funding from Blaby District Council, thanks to Jenny’s success. Blaby District Council supports WGNS service through the Blaby Lottery funding system which provides regular funding to support funding to support our valuable work in the community.
WGNS Chairwoman Lou Hathaway said ‘Jenny is a wonderful volunteer and is very important to the WGNS service. She provides support for many of our regular users and is truly inspirational. Many congratulations to Jenny on her award, and huge thanks to Blaby District Council for their continued and essential support and most of all thank you to all those completed the nomination forms and made this award possible.’
Examples of the hundreds of activities Jenny completes for WGNS service users are:
- transport to and from appointments – medical or social
- Form filling financial/blue badges/pension credit etc.
- Transport for shopping trips or doing the shopping/Hairdressers
- Prescription assistance
- transport to and from visits to family members and friends