volunteer Kay Barrett receives 'Pride Award'
Burnham-On-Sea community volunteer has been recognised for her work
in the town by being presented a 'Pride Awards' by the Police and
Barrett were among those recognised with PCC Pride Awards
by Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, at a ceremony
on Tuesday December 5th.
16 worthy winners were presented with their awards at the Police
and Fire Headquarters in Portishead, before recipients and their
guests were invited to have lunch with the PCC and Chief Constable
was nominated for her efforts in setting up Hands of Change, a voluntary
group in Burnham-On-Sea with over 500 members.
about the charity Kay said: "Its a community based group
of volunteers and we do lots of things in the area including donating
furniture, setting up groups for the elderly, gift boxes at Christmas
for the homeless, food runs and just generally help people when
they need it."
After presenting the 16 awards, PCC Sue Mountstevens said: "I
consider it one of the best bits of my role, hosting the Pride Awards
and hearing more about how local people are going above and beyond
in their communities. I am delighted that so many people have chosen
to nominate these silent stars, all who go about their
daily business with little or no recognition."
"These awards highlight just some of the very special individuals
we have living and working amongst us and their exemplary efforts
are hugely appreciated across Avon and Somerset. Its important
we take the time celebrate these inspirational and selfless individuals,
who work hard to help keep our communities safe and feeling
Following the presentation of Pride Awards certificates and afternoon
tea, the winners and their nominators, families and friends were
taken on a tour of the Force Service Centre, where 101
and 999 calls are received.