charity fundraiser thanked after 40 years of work
Burnham-On-Sea charity fundraiser has been presented with an award
for her work in helping St Margaret's Hospice.
Fletcher's fundraising activities began almost 40 years ago, when
she attended a meeting for people who were interested in raising
funds for the construction of a hospice in Taunton.
went along as a willing helper and became the secretary of the
Burnham fundraising group.
followed soon after St Margarets in Taunton was opened when
she became the official area co-ordinator. This role saw her organising
events, often in her home and garden, graciously accepting cheques,
emptying collection boxes and generally raising the profile of
the care given by the hospice.
has been presented with an honorary award to thank her for her
Draper, Community Fundraiser for St Margaret's, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Volunteers are a very special part of the organisation they
are the cornerstone of St. Margaret's and they contribute their
skills and talents in a variety of ways."
dedicate nearly forty years of your life to a charity is simply
quite humbling. Barbara is a very special lady and I would like
to thank her for being there for me."
has now handed over her collection box duties to Mike and Denice
Perrin, fellow fundraisers from Burnham-On-Sea, but she still
retains an interest in fundraising activities.