couple handed volunteer award for charity work
Burnham-On-Sea couple have been presented with a Sedgemoor Star
Volunteer Award in recognition of their charity work.
and Denice Perrin, who volunteer for St Margarets Hospice,
received the award from Denise Timmins, DBS Officer for South
Somerset Association for Volunteering & Community Action.
will also be put forward for a chance to win the overall Somerset
Star award, to be presented later this year.
often come across selfless supporters and generosity is a trait
common to many people that we encounter. In some people this wonderful
quality is further enhanced by loyalty, dedication and creativity,"
said Julie Draper, Community Fundraiser for the Sedgemoor area.
& Denice Perrin of Burnham-On-Sea have all those qualities
and more. From attending car boot sales to spending December dressed
as Santa, Mike and Denice really have gone above and beyond for
and Denice started volunteering for the hospice in the year 2000,
with Denice as a volunteer in the Burnham shop and Mike as one
of the volunteer drivers.
the years they have become more heavily involved with the charity
and embarked on joining its fundraising team in Burnham.
2004 2012 they lit their home up with a fantastic array
of Christmas lights and decorations as well as making annual appearances
as Santa Claus & Mrs Claus.
have organised and supported events like the duck race, holding
stalls at fayres/fetes, attending car boot sales and emptying
at St Margarets is so grateful to them for giving so much
of their time. Over the years they have raised thousands of pounds
for which we are truly grateful," continued Julie.
Denice suffered a severe stroke in December last year, but thankfully
she returned home in March this year.
Lee, Chief Executive of St. Margarets commented: "Mike
and Denise are inspirational their dedication is incredible
and they truly deserve this award. Everyone at St. Margarets
would like to say a massive thanks to them."