Com­mu­nity stal­wart Wendy re­warded for her ded­i­ca­tion

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A COM­MU­NITY vol­un­teer has been given a ‘lo­cal star’ award for her ded­i­ca­tion.

Wendy Bag­u­ley, who works with adults with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties, was nom­i­nated for the Lo­cal Star com­pe­ti­tion run by Tesco Metro in the run up to the Barn­aby Fes­ti­val.

Wendy, who works with adults with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties and vol­un­teers at Windy­ways An­i­mal Shel­ter, was given a £25 gift card and £500 to give Windy­ways Trust.

Wendy, from Mac­cles­field, said: “I am so thank­ful to have won the Tesco com­pe­ti­tion or even to have been nom­i­nated!

“I wanted to do­nate the £500 cheque to Windy­ways as the work they do is fan­tas­tic and they need as much fund­ing as pos­si­ble.

“I’d like to thank Tesco for the gift card and also the op­por­tu­nity to give back to our lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

The theme for this year’s Barn­aby Fes­ti­val is ‘Space’.

As one of the spon­sors of the event, which takes place in June, staff at the store came up with the idea to run the com­pe­ti­tion to re­ward one of the ‘lo­cal stars’ in the com­mu­nity.

It was run in store across three weeks and cus­tomers were en­cour­aged to nom­i­nate a per­son who strives to make a dif­fer­ence, who ded­i­cated time and ef­fort to the com­mu­nity and/or a per­son who is a role model within the com­mu­nity.

Liam Davies, deputy store man­ager, said: “We’re de­lighted to present Wendy with her gift card.

“When we heard about all the vol­un­tary work she car­ries out in the lo­cal com­mu­nity and the care she pro­vides to both adults with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and vul­ner­a­ble an­i­mals, we wanted to recog­nise her work.

“The stan­dard of nom­i­na­tions we re­ceived were in­cred­i­bly high and it took a lot of de­lib­er­a­tion to de­cide on a win­ner!”

Mr Davies added: “The Lo­cal Star Com­pe­ti­tion was a great op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise some amaz­ing peo­ple that you might not nor­mally hear any­thing about – whose sto­ries are in­spir­ing, hum­bling, cheer­ing and a priv­i­lege to share to the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

●● Liam Davies, deputy man­ager at the Tesco Metro in Mac­cles­field, presents Wendy Bag­u­ley with her cheque for £500

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