Top hon­our for char­ity champ Pam

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A CHAR­ITY vol­un­teer has re­ceived a na­tional award for her work with the NSPCC.

Pam Foster, 76, who has worked for the East Cheshire Branch of the char­ity for thirty years, has been made an hon­orary mem­ber of the na­tional NSPCC coun­cil.

The grand­mother-of­five, from Liv­ing­stone Close in Macclesfield, has been hon­orary branch sec­re­tary for 12 years, as well as be­ing Gawsworth and North Rode chair­man and sec­re­tary and chair­man of the spe­cial events com­mit­tee.

She said: “It was great to re­ceive the award.

“The NSPCC is just so per­sonal to any­one with chil­dren of their own - you just want to help those not as for­tu­nate.”

In her role as branch sec­re­tary, from which she has now re­tired, she brought on board some high pro­file branch pa­trons in­clud­ing Ge­orge Os­borne MP, David Rut­ley MP, Fiona Bruce MP and the Chief Con­sta­ble of Cheshire, Si­mon Byrne.

She said: “I’ve re­ally en­joyed the work and can still be called on if needed.”

The Count­ess of Wes­sex pre­sented Pam with her award at Cen­tral Hall, West­min­ster, where she also re­ceived a badge from NSPCC chair­man Mark Wood.

Pam Foster, cen­tre, re­ceiv­ing her award from the Count­ess of Wes­sex, right, and her badge from NSPCC chair­man Mark Wood.

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