Last Saturday may have been a miserable day in the North West but in Poulton-le-Fylde spirits were high and there was an afternoon tea to be had!
Branch Chair, Linda Whitworth, had been nominated for and deservedly been awarded the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Certificate of Merit.
Having joined the Branch in 1975 firstly as a member of the committee and later as Secretary, Linda was appointed Branch Chair in 1989 and hasn't looked back since! Her tireless efforts in the Branch have helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for our research and it was an absolute privilege for me to join the Branch, Linda's family and friends to present her with her award.
Committee member, Dorothy, very kindly hosted a wonderful afternoon tea in her home to celebrate Linda's achievement, the tea and cream scones were flowing! The Branch all agreed it was a lovely opportunity for them all to spend time together, catching up with one another at a time which wasn't over a collection bucket or busy hosting the event themselves!
Congratulations once again Linda, we really couldn't be where we are today without your hard work, kindness and dedication to LLR. Here's Linda being presented with some beautiful flowers by Val, one of the Branch's founding members....