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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Fund-raiser Pat recognised for 25 years of service

A VOLUNTEER who raises funds to help disadvantaged children has been recognised for a quarter of a century of service.

Pat Crook was presented with her 25-year badge by Sylvia Smith, the chairwoman of the Ulverston support group for Barnardo’s, earlier this month.

Mrs Crook, of Barrow, joined the Ulverston group a few years back after the Barrow group was forced to fold.

Since then, she and fellow ex-Barrow member Dorothy Baines have picked up where they left off raising money for the north west section of Barnardo’s – the UK’s largest children’s charity.

Mrs Smith, a member of the Ulverston group for some 45 years, said: “Every charitable organisation is suffering now with the younger people not coming through, but the older ones are quite happy to continue helping and most, like Pat, are quite happy to work 25 years and onwards.”

Mrs Crook was presented with the badge at a recent Barnardo’s coffee morning in the Coronation Hall.

Barnardo’s provides direct support to thousands of children, young people and their families by running projects and services at home, school and in the community.

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