‘I just like to help the hospital’
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.”