Volunteer (80) wins top award

Luton octogenarian Sylvia Wright who has won Cruse Bedfordshire's Volunteer ofthe Year award
Luton octogenarian Sylvia Wright who has won Cruse Bedfordshire's Volunteer ofthe Year award

Octogenarian Sylivia Wright of Luton is bereavemment support charity Cruse Bedfordshire ‘s Volunteer of the Year after dedicating more than 30 years of her life to the organisation.

The caring senior citizen volunteers at the weekly drop-in session in town and has helped hundreds of people through their grief, as well as supervising a group of bereavement supporters.

She was nominated by fellow volunteers who described her as a great role model and an asbolute inspiration.

Area chairman Ted Fawcett said: “All our volunteers are greatly appreciated and Sylvia has shown an outstanding

commitment to Cruse over the years.

“She has made a huge difference to the lives of many people and is a very deserving recipient.”

Richard Neal also received an award for his outstanding commitment and the work he carries out supporting people who have been bereaved by suicide.

Cruse Bedfordshire’s team of trained volunteers offers one-to-one bereavement support either at home or at their drop-in centre. For more information call 01525 841415.