SCLT Veteran Volunteer Recieves Top Honour
Wednesday 25th February saw SCLT volunteer Mike Wedlock attending the Mansion House in Bristol at the invitation of The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Alastair Watson for a very special occasion. Mike was named as one of the very few annual recipients of the highest honour that the City of Bristol can bestow upon one of it's citizens - The Lord Mayor of Bristol's Medal for Community Service.
Mike was the first offical volunteer and co-founder of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT) charity upon it's formation in 2010, and helped steer the charity towards it's later successes. Later that same year he took the editorship of the charity's 'Senior Siren' magazine and set about growing it's readership from 5000 for edition 1, to the 250,000 worldwide readers who now enjoy the award-winning publication.
Following the investiture in Bristol, Mike said, "I feel very humbled and somewhat uncomfortable receiving this medal in my sole name, as every aspect of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team is a true team effort, where many great volunteers come together to achieve a higher purpose. It is in that spirit that I accept this, most prestigious award, on behalf of everyone within our small, but growing charity"
Ash Jones is the Director of the SCLT Charity and was present at the ceremony to see Mike receive his medal, he said, "Mike is a most deserving recipient of this award and is a truely worthy of this accolade today, amoungst so many fellow citizens of the City of Bristol receiving awards. His contribution to our charity, and especially the Senior Siren magazine, has been remarkable, particularly when you consider that he works full-time and has to balance his volunteering with family life. It has brought me great joy to witness this event, which is a true high-point for all our volunteers"