‘I just like to help the hos­pi­tal’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PRIDE OF BUCKS 2015 -

A COM­MU­NITY Cham­pion has been nom­i­nated for a Pride of Bucks award af­ter sup­port­ing a hos­pi­tal for nearly 30 years.

Sara Sabine, from Chal­font St Peter, has been on the com­mit­tee of The Chal­fonts and Ger­rards Cross Hos­pi­tal League of Friends since 1986 and has served as chair­man since 1990. Mrs Sabine, who lives on Cher­ry­tree Road, turns 70 this year and will be re­tir­ing af­ter over­see­ing thou­sands of pounds raised for the hos­pi­tal in her ca­pac­ity as chair­man.

Among her many other achieve­ments, Mrs Sabine is part of her lo­cal neigh­bour­hood watch, at­tends and ad­dresses seminars within Bucks and was in­volved in leukaemia re­search for 12 years.

Speak­ing about the nom­i­na­tion she said: “It’s amaz­ing. I just do it be­cause I like con­tribut­ing to­wards the com­mu­nity and help­ing the hos­pi­tal.”

Mrs Sabine, hum­bled by the nom­i­na­tion, added: “One doesn’t think about your­self that much.”

She added: “Know­ing the per­son I’m not sur­prised but I’m very grate­ful that she went to the trou­ble to do it.”

Her friend Joan Wood­man, of Cher­ry­tree Lane, has known Mrs Sabine for 35 years and was the one who nom­i­nated her.

Mrs Wood­man was quick to point out her friend’s im­por­tance to the com­mu­nity.

She said: “She’s that hos­pi­tal open.”

Mrs Wood­man added: “The Buck­ing­hamshire health author­ity ask her about things. “She just does it.” Mrs Sabine con­tracted bone TB at an early age which has meant she has to “strug­gle about on a pair of crutches” since.

She said: “I’ve had op­er­a­tions over the years but it doesn’t af­fect one’s mind.

“That’s what mat­ters.”


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