Volunteer gets award for work with disabled charity
A WOMAN who plays a key role in a disabled charity has been recognised for her voluntary work.
Rebecca Nixon has offered her help to the Disability Information Bureau for many years.
The charity, which is based on Pierce Street, aims to help disabled people with training, work support and advice and also runs the Shopmobility service. Miss Nixon has been awarded the Order of Mercy, a medal which recognises her voluntary service.
The awards ceremony took place in London.
The Rt Hon the Lord Lingfield, President of the League of Mercy who hands out the awards, said: “Miss Nixon has done extraordinary work for the welfare of others and those most in need.
“She is a marvellous example of someone whose long standing and voluntary dedication to the service and welfare of others is noteworthy and remarkable and we were delighted to be able to make this well deserved award to her.”
The team at the Disability Information Bureau congratulated Miss Nixon on the charity’s Facebook page.
A spokesman said: “Beyond proud of our volunteer Rebecca Nixon who received an award for her voluntary work. Well done Becky.”
Speaking to the Express, Rebecca said: “I was really shocked to be put forward.”
For more information about the services offered by the Disability Information Bureau call 01625 501759.