Christine Bird, who travels in from Arlesey, was presented with an engraved glass diamond by Dr Hadwen Trust’s Group Head of Operations, Dr Kay Miller after hitting 1,500 hours volunteering for the Hitchin charity.
Kay said: “Christine is a genuine diamond, so we thought that this was an appropriate memento to recognise her fantastic commitment and dedication.
"We are very grateful to her for her contribution over the last twelve years. Volunteers like Christine are a great support for charities like DHT.”
DHT is the UK’s leading medical research charity which funds medical research without using animals. Christine was a supporter of DHT before moving to Arlesey in 2004.
Since then she has been visiting the charity’s head office in Hitchin every week to help out with administration such as filing and archiving, and to help with fundraising appeals. She also volunteers at the Salvation Army.
Christine said: “I have enjoyed my time as a volunteer at the Dr Hadwen Trust and believe that the time I have given has made a difference to all the animals.
"I hope to continue volunteering for as long as possible.”
There are lots of jobs going at DHT, so if you'd like to help out at their Hitchin HQ or shop, go to: www.drhadwentrust.org
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