December 6, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea volunteer Kay Barrett receives 'Pride Award'

A Burnham-On-Sea community volunteer has been recognised for her work in the town by being presented a 'Pride Awards' by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Kay Barrett were among those recognised with ‘PCC Pride Awards’ by Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, at a ceremony on Tuesday December 5th.

The 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 Andy Marsh.

Kay was nominated for her efforts in setting up Hands of Change, a voluntary group in Burnham-On-Sea with over 500 members.

Speaking about the charity Kay said: "It’s 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. It’s important we take the time celebrate these inspirational and selfless individuals, who work hard to help keep our communities’ safe and feeling safe."

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.


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