Per­fect time to win as Dagny steps down

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PRIDE OF BUCKS 2015 -

A HEALTH worker who has worked tire­lessly in or­der to put on an an­nual fundrais­ing art ex­hi­bi­tion has been put for­ward for a Pride of Bucks award.

Dagny Lund, who works as a physio at the Chilterns MS Cen­tre in Wen­dover, has been nom­i­nated for health worker of the year.

For the past 10 years, in ad­di­tion to her role as a physio treat­ing peo­ple with mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis, Dagny has or­gan­ised an art ex­hi­bi­tion to raise valu­able funds for the cen­tre.

Money raised by the event has been used to fur­ther the treat­ment of peo­ple living in Bucks with MS and has at­tracted thou­sands of peo­ple since it was launched a decade ago.

Dagny is now step­ping down from her role and will no longer be or­gan­is­ing the event, but it is set to con­tinue each year be­cause it has been so suc­cess­ful.

She has been put for­ward by Hannah Asquith who also works at the cen­tre, who said: “The ex­hi­bi­tion be­came the an­nual flag­ship event in the Chiltern MS Cen­tre’s char­ity cal­en­dar.

“Dagny’s just stepped down af­ter 10 years of or­gan­is­ing and 10 ex­hi­bi­tions which have raised be­tween £10,000 and £20,000 each time.”

She added: “I thought with this be­ing 10 years and the fact that Dagny has now stepped down from or­gan­is­ing them, that it’s a great time for her to be recog­nised.

“She has re­ally put in so much ef­fort and done such a fan­tas­tic job, and ev­ery­one has been so ap­pre­cia­tive of the work she has done.

“It’s a real achieve­ment and has made such a dif­fer­ence to the cen­tre in terms of the money raised, and the amount of peo­ple who have come along to it.

“I think that now would be the per­fect time for her to get an award, and would re­ally show ex­actly how much ev­ery­one thinks of her.”

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