Vol­un­teer’s de­men­tia work recog­nised

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A CAR­MARTHEN­SHIRE vol­un­teer has col­lected a pres­ti­gious na­tional Ro­tary award.

Jan Lewis was named as a Com­mu­nity Cham­pion after be­ing recog­nised by Ro­tary for the sup­port she has given to peo­ple suf­fer­ing from de­men­tia and mem­ory loss in her com­mu­nity.

The cer­e­mony was held at Not­ting­ham Coun­cil House as part of Ro­tary’s an­nual Con­fer­ence.

Com­mu­nity Cham­pi­ons are part of Ro­tary’s Cham­pi­ons Awards, which are hosted each year to recog­nise the out­stand­ing and in­spi­ra­tional hu­man­i­tar­ian and com­mu­nity ser­vice of volunteers from around the coun­try.

Mrs Lewis, from the or­gan­i­sa­tion Ty Go­lau (House of Light), was nom­i­nated by Pem­brey and Burry Port Ro­tary Club. Hav­ing recog­nised the grow­ing need to pro­vide sup­port for those with all types and stages of mem­ory loss in­clud­ing de­men­tia, Mrs Lewis was de­ter­mined to pro­vide sup­port.

Within a short time she had got a team to­gether, ne­go­ti­ated the use of premises and pre­pared and de­liv­ered var­ied weekly pro­grammes to vis­i­tors.

Mrs Lewis said: “I am so hon­oured to re­ceive this pres­ti­gious award. As I love it so much It re­ally is no hard­ship along with fan­tas­tic volunteers to fa­cil­i­tate this group.”

Jan Lewis col­lected a Com­mu­nity Cham­pion award.

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