Respect Award 2019
Respect Award Nominations
Gill joined the Pontypridd Sing with Us choir to sing, but it also sparked her desire to do something to help families affected by cancer, just like her own.
Gill’s the perfect example of a volunteer. She’s always prepared to accept a challenge. She’s climbed mountains, abseiled buildings, swum miles, as well as raising money through her talents as an artist. She’s always willing to help with a bucket collection, and even volunteered to adjudicate at the 24 Hour Zumbathon. She most recently took part in the Zip Wire Challenge. She truly is a wonder-woman.
Gill is always supportive and respectful towards her fellow choristers. She gives a heartfelt hug to those who need one, and always takes the time to chat with people going through a difficult time.
Gill is always full of life. She’ll walk into rehearsal with loads of energy, announcing the latest fundraising drive. Gill’s relentless commitment to Tenovus Cancer Care is inspiring.
Gwyneth joined the Penparc Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care Group in 1987 and has been a hard-working and faithful member of the group ever since. In 2003 Gwyneth became the Chair and has kept the group going in her own determined way.
The group owes a lot to Gwyneth for all of the work she puts in at events. Every coffee morning the flower arrangements and cakes are done to perfection.
The Friends Group operates in rural Cardigan and despite it becoming more difficult to raise funds in the area, Gwyneth is determined that they raise around £4,000 a year. She’s a quiet person and doesn’t expect any praise, but without her, the group would be lost. Gwyneth has successfully kept the group going, and hopefully for many years to come too.
Mair Penri Jones
Mair has volunteered at the Tenovus Cancer Care shop in Bala for 20 years. In that time she’s been an asset to the shop. She’s a very enthusiastic person and does a lot for her local community.
Two years ago Mair was diagnosed with breast cancer. Throughout her treatment she was always positive and after she got the all clear, she was straight back to volunteering. Then, just after Christmas she was told she has secondary cancer on her brain. Sadly the prognosis is not good for lovely Mair this time.
She’s very much missed at the shop. She was the jewellery lady, and did lovely displays with donations. Recently Mair and her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and instead of gifts, they asked for donations to Tenovus Cancer Care, raising £475.
The Respect Award is kindly sponsored by Hillside Accounting