Thursday, July 15, 2010 posted by Steve Williams
Helen Wilkinson

Cllr Lewis - Helen Wilkinson - Cllr Williams

Yesterday evening was spent at the Floral Pavilion for the Volunteer of the Year awards.  The Guests of Honour were the Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral, Councillor and Mrs Alan Jennings.  Others present were my colleagues Councillors David Elderton, Ian Lewis, Sheila Clarke, Cherry Povall and Karen Hayes. 

The Awards were hosted by Roger Lyon from Radio Merseyside and the whole event arranged by Angela Green of Wirral CVS and her team. It was very humbling to hear the citations about the nominees for the awards of the different categories. It is amazing just how much good work is done by Volunteers, many of them overcoming their own disabilities to help others.

It was of great pleasure for myself and Ian Lewis that the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award was Helen Wilkinson. Helen is a Special Sergeant with Merseyside Police and works from Moreton Police Station covering our wards.

Helen is a mother of three children, two having Spina Bifida. She has been a Special Police Officer for 13 years and has been responsible for re-instating the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, setting up an Anti Social Behaviour team and the areas High Visibilty team.

A very good night and again another insight into the good citizenship that exists in Wirral.

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