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Volunteer Celebrated at Thank You Event

Written by on 31 July 2017

Volunteer Celebrated at Thank You Event

Heather Thompson, who has volunteered for many years, was thanked for her involvement as she leaves to go to Wales to enjoy helping to look after her granddaughter.

Chairman Richard Emmett, thanked Heather for her invaluable contribution to the Group in a celebration at the Heritage Hub on Thursday 27 July 2017.

Heather has been an HRGS volunteer for 8 years since she left from a career working in the Sittingbourne library.

She said: “I have really enjoyed working with the HRGS; I volunteered to help in the shop, which was a natural role for me after my work in the Library, and with my interest in the local history and the community. I have learnt a great deal about the area from them over the years”.

Richard Emmett said  “Heather has been an amazing worker and ambassador for Historic Research Group of Sittingbourne, she has been the public and friendly face providing information and assistance to people coming into the Heritage Hub in the Forum and will be greatly missed.  But we wish her health and happiness in her new home.  She used her knowledge and skills from her time in the Library and brought her experience to good use in the Hub and has been a great supporter and friend to us all.  She is also a fantastic example to our other volunteers.  There are lots of interesting things you can do as a volunteer, even if you don’t have the background that Heather has had.  I know she has found it rewarding to be part of the HRGS as I hope her inspiration encourages more to come and join us as volunteers.

Heather was presented with Life Membership of the Historic Research Group of Sittingbourne and a gift token from her colleagues.

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Photo courtesy of the HRGS