Volunteer Lynn in line for award

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A devoted volunteer from the Harborough district has been shortlisted for an award for her outstanding contribution and commitment to a charity shop in Harborough.

Lynn Woodford (49), of Drayton, is up against two other hopefuls in the Newcomer of the Year category at the PDSA Awards.

Lynn volunteers at PDSA’s charity shop on The Square in Market Harborough, and dedicates at least four mornings a week to volunteering in the stock room, helping to sort through donations and prepare items for sale.

PDSA provides free veterinary treatment to the sick and injured pets of people in need,

Sarah Hooper, the PDSA shop manager in town, nominated Lynn for the award and said: “Lynn’s commitment to the charity and her patience and kindness to other members of the team has made her a priceless addition.

“Lynn’s expertise in the stockroom has meant she is the go-to person for members of the team and already helps train new volunteers.

“She is a trusted and valued team member who often goes above and beyond the call of duty to help us.”

Lynn said: “I wanted to volunteer to give something back to a cause that I believe in, broaden my horizons and meet new people.”

The PDSA Volunteer Awards are now in their 11th year and are supported by The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and Pets at Home.

The shortlisted volunteers will be judged on their commitment and enthusiasm and winners will be announced in the New Year.