Charity honours volunteer Sue

Published on: 24 Feb 2017

A DOWNEND woman has been presented with a special national award in recognition of her voluntary work with children's charity Barnardo's.

Sue Wake has received the Roger Singleton Trophy 2016 for her outstanding dedication and commitment.

Named after the charity’s former chief executive, only one such award is handed out each year.

Sue is a part-time administrator with the volunteering and community engagement team at Barnardo’s regional office in Filwood Road, Fishponds.

The 68-year-old was nominated after supporting the growing number of volunteers across the Midlands and South West.

Sue, who has two children and four grandchildren, joined Barnardo’s in 2009.

She said: “It was such an honour to be nominated for the Roger Singleton Trophy. I was completely shocked, especially when I realised how prestigious it is.

“I knew very little about the charity when I applied for the job but now I realise just how much good work it does across the UK, and I’m very proud to support it.

“Our volunteers do a magnificent job and it’s so nice to be part of such a friendly group."

Sue was nominated by Barnardo’s volunteer co-ordinator Tori Jones, who said: “Sue goes the extra mile to support the team and ensures that all of our recruitment is processed efficiently. She helps to hold everything together.

“Sue makes sure that all of our volunteers are ready to start, which in turn has enabled them to support hundreds of vulnerable children, young people and families.”

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