AN OCTOGENARIAN has scooped a prestigious award after 30 years of volunteering at the Droitwich Cancer Research UK shop, writes Storm Cox.
Margie Foster, who has battled cancer herself, was named a an Honorary Fellow by the charity at its annual Flame of Hope Awards.
The evening took place virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Margie’s fellow colleagues, who put her forward, described her as ‘a diamond’, praising her ‘commitment, passion and charm’.
Margie said “I really love volunteering as I feel it’s important to do something to help others.”
She added it gave her something to look forward to and that she felt like she was doing good by giving back.
And she described Droitwich shop manager Karen as being ‘wonderful to work with’ and ‘like an adopted daughter’.
As well as the award, Margie also holds the till operator record in the Droitwich shop for gift aid sign-ups.
Cancer Research UK spokesperson for Worcestershire Jane Redman added: “Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person.”
She said it was thanks to the amazing army of volunteers – like Margie – it could continue to make a difference.
And she said now more than ever, as the charity struggled through the pandemic with a loss of funding, it was important to recognise and honour incredible people like Margie for all of the hard work that they did to create awareness and raise much-needed money to help the cause.
Visit cruk.org for more on the charity.