Every year Wareham Town Council seeks nominations for the Volunteer of the Year.
This year we received numerous nominations, all of which were highly deserving. The council appointed a subcommittee to consider these nominations and they had the difficult task of finding the one that would receive the accolade. This proved to be no mean feat and, for the first time ever, the task was so difficult that the members agreed that there should be a ‘highly commended’ award too.
At the Christmas Reception in December, the Mayor was delighted to award Mrs Jacquie Hall as Volunteer of the Year. Jacquie is well known in Wareham as the Town Crier and also as the Manager of the Wareham Museum. There are, however, far more strings to Jacquie’s bow and she can be found volunteering at the Rex Theatre, Purbeck Youth Club and helping out with the flower displays as part of Wareham in Bloom. She is also member of Wareham Whalers and enjoys touring with the group; this year that will include a trip to Wareham, Massachusetts.
Jacquie is well deserved of the award and was delighted to receive it. Highly Commended Awards were also presented to Daniel Jones, for his work with Wareham Wednesdays, Purbeck Rally and the Christmas Lights, and to Victoria Neal for her work at Wareham Museum, Girl Guides, Rainbows and the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Wareham is fortunate to have so many wonderful volunteers and the Town Council would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributes to making our town such a wonderful place to live.