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Meals on Wheels volunteer Jeanette Anness signs off after 17 years
A VOLUNTEER who has co-ordinated Norton’s Meals on Wheels for more than 17 years has been thanked for her services to the community.
Jeanette Anness, who lives in Settrington, said she had decided to step down from the role due to other commitments.
“I became a volunteer shortly after I retired and within a couple of years became the local co-ordinator,” she said.
“My role was to maintain the rota and keep in contact with the volunteers and I will certainly miss them. I’ve had a wonderful bunch of volunteers to work with.”
She was praised for her contribution by Bernadette Brown, locality manager for North Yorkshire Royal Voluntary Service.
“I have to say thank you to Jeanette for her work and support of the Meals on Wheels service in Norton,” said Bernadette.
“Her team of volunteers has been very lucky to have Jeanette as the organiser.”
Norton’s Meals on Wheels has been running for more than 50 years and currently has about 20 volunteers.
Bernadette said referrals were made through a variety of avenues including doctors’ surgeries, district nurses and family members of the clients themselves.
“Meals on Wheels is available to all older people and we can deliver five times a week in Norton,” she said.
“For just £4.55 our clients have a two-course meal brought directly to their home.”
To mark the charity’s 75th anniversary, WRVS was relaunched as Royal Voluntary Service to reflect the number of men who now both volunteer and benefit from its services.
Bernadette said they were always in need of people willing to help out with Meals on Wheels as well as befriending older residents in the community.
“The Meals on Wheels service will continue in Norton and we would love to hear from anyone who would like to help out,” she added.
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