So­ci­ety work­ers win top awards at cer­e­mony

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

BUILD­ING so­ci­ety work­ers who pre­vented a rogue trader from de­fraud­ing a vul­ner­a­ble el­derly cus­tomer out of £1,800 have been recog­nised for their ef­forts.

The team from Hinck­ley and Rugby Build­ing So­ci­ety’s South Wigston branch took the an­nual prize for the com­pany’s most out­stand­ing mem­bers of staff.

They were pre­sented with the 2017 Jeanette Lewis FAB Award - a tro­phy first awarded in 2012 in mem­ory of a much­missed former col­league.

Sup­port from the team, along with rel­e­vant en­quiries made, en­sured the cus- tomer’s sav­ings were pro­tected from the rogue trader.

The branch team, led by of­fice man­ager Marie Yates, had be­come wor­ried about what was hap­pen­ing to their cus­tomer.

The award for the 2017 Vol­un­teer of the Year went to sav­ings man­ager Kerry McDon­agh, who was nom­i­nated by four dif­fer­ent col­leagues.

Kerry has vol­un­teered for Le­ices­ter­shire Cares’ Go for Read­ing project help­ing school pupils each week with their lit­er­acy skills since 2012.

Kerry has also pro­vided mock in­ter- views to school leavers, or­gan­ised a Christ­mas party for Men­cap in Hinck­ley, wrapped presents for Toys on the Ta­ble and en­cour­aged mem­bers of the sav­ings team to also vol­un­teer in sev­eral ways.

Long-serv­ing mem­ber of staff Jeanette Sobal­ski was pre­sented with a bou­quet in recog­ni­tion of her 30 years at Hinck­ley and Rugby.

Clock­ing up three decades with the so­ci­ety, Jeaneatte first joined the Rugby branch team in 1987 while Mar­garet Thatcher was still Prime Min­is­ter, the Ber­lin Wall was still stand­ing and James Bond was played by Ti­mothy Dal­ton.

Bot­tom Pic­tured L-R The SouthWigston branch team Teresa Mansell, Gemma Harper, of­fice man­ager Marie Yates, Mandy Gil­bert and Rita Hawkins.

Top L-R Cchief ex­ec­u­tive Chris White, Vol­un­teer of the Year Kerry McDon­agh, South Wigston of­fice man­ager Marie Yates and long server Jeanette Sobal­ski

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