A local charity champion was given a rather unexpected surprise on Tuesday to mark 25 years of dedicated service.
Alzheimer’s Society volunteer Margaret Payne from Briton Ferry, South Wales, was rewarded with a surprise ceremony at Tonna Hospital, where she has generously given up her time to help support the local service for over 25 years.
Margaret, who also celebrates her 90th birthday later this month, is a member of the local Neath Port Talbot Alzheimer’s Society fundraising group and still serves up a first class cuppa at the hospital café as well as helping out at the hospital summer and Christmas fetes to help raise vital funds for the charity.
Alan Drury, Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society said:
‘We are extremely grateful to Margaret for her inspiring dedication to the charity and would like to thank her for everything that she has contributed to the Society over the past 25 years.
‘As a charity we rely on the generosity of supporters like Margaret to help us continue our vital work and lead the fight against dementia. Helping to make the UK a better place for people affected by dementia through our services, research and campaigning.’
Mr Drury presented Margaret with a bouquet of flowers and a thank you card on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society, and her fellow volunteers also presented her with a special 90th birthday cake to mark the double celebration.