fighting award presented to Burnham-On-Sea policeman
Burnham-On-Sea policeman has won a top award for his work in helping
elderly people fight fraud.
Ash Jones was among the volunteers from the regional Senior Citizen
Liaison Team (SCLT) who attended the annual 'Fighting Fraud Awards'
ceremony in central London.
Nominated in two of the four categories, the SCLT were announced
as winners of the Fraud Awareness Award for their efforts to provide
a tailored crime prevention and victim support service for the
older adult population in the South West.
group helps to educate and strengthen the older adult population
against fraud, by giving safety presentations and publishing a
SCLT Trustee Ash Jones, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
is very humbling to come to these events in London and to meet
the other, very worthy nominees. To actually win one of the Fighting
Fraud Awards is an enormous honour and one which the whole team
can take strength from."
The Fighting Fraud Awards recognise the efforts of individuals
and bodies within the public sector who have done most to combat
and prevent fraud.
Present at the event was the Permanent Secretary of the Home
Office, Mr Mark Sedwill CMG, who used his keynote speech to compliment
the volunteers of the SCLT for their public service and commitment
to the senior safety cause.
The awards are supported by the National Fraud Authority, the
Cabinet Office and local government's Fighting Fraud Locally Board.
Every year in the UK, fraud costs public services
an estimated £31 billion. Right across the public sector
the fight against fraud has been re-energised and refocused. More
and more public bodies are undertaking innovative pilots and initiatives,
many of which are saving considerable sums of taxpayers' money.
The current edition of the group's 'Senior Siren'
magazine is available here.