Haslemere Volunteer Awards
Medals for outstanding service to Haslemere were awarded to another four volunteers at the latest ceremony held at the Town Hall.
The idea was instigated by Sir Ray Tindle, proprietor of the Herald who presented Haslemere with a quantity of medals to be given in recognition of exceptional contributions to the life of the town. Residents nominate those who they think deserve the awards and an independent panel considers the names and recommends those thought worthy of such an honour.
In the absence of the chairman, Hamish Donaldson, Fay Foster conducted the ceremony, giving a short explanation of the scheme and introducing the four candidates – Sarah Barnes, Jenny Hill, Bob Monteath and Anthony Ramsden. The Mayor of Haslemere, Sahran Abeysundara read out the citations and placed the medal and ribbon around the necks of each. The recipients and their guests then enjoyed wine and refreshments.
Residents can now nominate extra special people for the next award ceremony to be held in spring 2017. Forms are available from Haslemere Town Council, or online at haslemere.com/awards.
Photo shows the recipients and panel members
Sarah Barnes, Christopher Ashton-Jones, Jenny Hill, the Mayor, Fay Foster, Bob Monteath, Ann Fitchett, Anthony Ramsden