A WOMAN who has run Shipston-on-Stour Brownies for over 20 years has been given an award for her outstanding voluntary work for the community.
Judith Jackson, aged 63 from The Hobbins, is also a volunteer for fundraising group, the Stour Valley Lions, and a learning support worker at Shipston High School.
This week she was presented with the Anne Sankey Award for voluntary service in Shipston by the Town Council.
She said: ““It came as a bit of a shock actually because I didn’t know that some of my friends and colleagues had nominated me.”
Judith has given so much of her spare time to Shipston. On top of her work with the Lions and the Brownies, she gets students from the school to put the Shipston Forum newsletter on disk for OAPs and the visually impaired.
She also managed to get a £5,000 grant for a cinema in the school which can be used by the community.
“It was nice because I do give a lot of my time to the community,” she said. “I’ve seen a lot of girls through brownies and girl guides.”
The Anne Sankey Award is given out annually by Shipston Town Council.
Town Clerk Georgina Beaumont said: “We had lots and lots of responses and the council read through all nominations and then they were asked to vote on who they think is the most worthwhile.
"The underlining factor for Judith was her selfless work in the community for nearly 30 years.”
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