The Gold Awards are presented at the Annual Parish Council in March and we are delighted that two of our invaluable volunteers have been recognised for their work and support in the community.
The Gold Awards are given by the Parish Council to people for their dedication to volunteering in Wheathampstead.
This was what was said about Ann and Bel
“Bel Bluemel the Wheathampstead Community Group Community Secretary visits all the people who request some form of financial help from WCG.
The role requires endless patience, understanding and empathy and there is no doubt that Bel has large quantities of these qualities.
Bel is always the first person to volunteer to help with any job that needs doing, she has total commitment to helping others and she carries out her sometimes difficult role as Community Secretary with selfless modesty”
“Ann Rudeforth has been the Wheathampstead Community Group Transport Secretary for well over 20 years. Her role is to try to ensure that any vulnerable or elderly person living in Wheathampstead is able to attend a medical appointment whether it is the local Village Surgery or Watford or Lister hospitals. Ann has 250 users and 50 volunteer drivers who she organises.
It is a vital lifeline for many people who cannot call upon family because they do not live nearby or friends because they too are no longer able to drive.
Ann quietly and very efficiently pulls everything together ensuring that no-one is let down or left to feel isolated without support. She is a remarkable woman who was awarded the British Empire Medal ( BEM) by the Queen for her services to the Community. “
We are incredibly proud of Ann and Bel for winning these awards, without the support of people like Ann and Bel we couldn’t do what we do within your our community. Well done ladies!
If you are interested in volunteering or want to find out more about how you can help get in touch