Vol­un­teer gets award for work with dis­abled char­ity

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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.

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