SCLT Volunteer Receives Prestigious Award
Friday 6th March saw SCLT volunteer Mike Wedlock attending an award ceremony in the headquarters of the Avon & Somerset Constabulary, where he received the prestigious 'PPC Pride Award' from the local Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mrs Sue Mountstevens.
Mike was selected by the Commissioner to receive her highest award in recognition of his years of service as a trustee and volunteer with the Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT). Mike has served as Deputy Director of the charity since it's inception in 2010, as well as performing the vital role of editor-in-chief of the award-winning Senior Siren magazine, each edition is read by more that 250,000 people around the world, with many thousands of copies being distributed by local volunteers in the community.
Upon accepting his certificate from the Commissioner, Mike said "This award is very special, as it comes from a locally elected offical who represents the interests of the local community. The ethos of the SCLT is all about helping the vulnerable and supporting the older adult population, so we actually share many aspirations with the work of the Commissioner"
"I have been very humbled to reecive a number of awards recently and I always make a very special point of letting it be known that I accept the accolade on behalf of all the dedicated volunteers who make the SCLT a very special charity. I am just one of the many people who give their time without any thought of recognition or reward - for us, to serve is reward enough"
SCLT Charity Director Ash Jones was present at the cermony, he said, "I am positively delighted to have been here today to see Mike receive this much deserved honour. His work with the Charity, and in particular his management of the Senior Siren magazine is remarkable. With volunteers of his standard we can be sure that we will continue to make giant strides towards keeping our vulnerable and senior community safe into later life"