Wendy receives award for volunteering

Source : Age Cymru
Published on 04 October 2012 01:30 PM

A Bridgend woman has been given a special award for helping put over £1 million into the pockets of local over 50s.

Wendy Brigg picked up her Age UK Older Volunteer Award 2012 at a ceremony in London on UN International Day of Older Persons (1 October 2012) this week.

Ros Williams, of Age Cymru nominated Wendy for the award, as she explains:

“Wendy is an inspiration to everyone who knows her and she has made an outstanding contribution to the lives of older people in Bridgend over the last 11 years.

“She is the Chairperson and senior welfare benefits adviser at Age Concern Bridgend and volunteers a minimum 20 hours a week helping older people in the area to claim the money that they are entitled to.

“Wendy once experienced hard times herself and found dealing with forms and bureaucracy a challenge, so she now commits all her spare time to helping others.

“She is admired and adored by many people in Bridgend and there can’t be many more people who are such worthy recipients of an Age UK Volunteer Award 2012.”

Claire Morgan, Director of Corporate Services at Age Cymru added:

Volunteers make a huge difference to older people’s lives and can provide a real lifeline to people in need.

“We want to congratulate Wendy on this outstanding achievement and thank her for the valuable time she gives.

“Her contribution to the local community in Bridgend and the impact she has had on people’s lives in and around the area is nothing short of inspirational.”

For more information on volunteering at Age Concern Bridgend, please ring 01656 785910.

If you are a journalist and would like further information, please contact Iwan Rhys Roberts on 029 2043 1562, 07739 894 923, iwan.roberts@agecymru.org.uk

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