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Deserving Skipton residents treated to pamper day
9:00am Saturday 15th March 2014 in News
Deserving residents from Skipton’s Greatwood and Horse Close estates were treated to a pamper day.
It is a reward for their contribution to the South Skipton Project, which aims to create new opportunities for residents and develop home grown talent to build a brighter future.
Letters were sent out to all homes on the estates asking each household to nominate friends, family or an individual who may have overcome a challenge or achieved something for themselves or their community.
Each nominee was rewarded with a planter, a £25 voucher for Morrisons and offered a place on the pamper day, delivered by hairdressing and beauty therapy students from Craven College.
Project co-ordinator Jemma Basham said: “We believe every person on Greatwood and Horse Close has potential.”
The nominees included: Lana Priestley who has achieved her Level 1 swimming award;
Becky Dee who has overcome adversity;
Cancer sufferer Yvonne Clay who helps to run the crèche and does a lot of fundraising;
Good neighbours Sandra and David Guy;
Ronnie Stott, who spends hours supporting children at Greatwood Primary;
Anita, Katie and Graham Hogarth, who volunteer together with Greatwood School football team;
Church member Pauline Snowden who is a “fabulous neighbour”;
Rebecca Lawrence, who, since being diagnosed with cervical cancer has raised £12,000 and lobbied the government to reduce the age for smear tests;
Mary Jensen who is always looking at how she can help people despite being in a wheelchair;
Pat Haygarth runs a knit, stitch and natter group, organises days and meals out for the group and chairs the residents’ association;
Pat Howard, who has run bingo on the estate for more than 20 years and also volunteers in the SCAD shop;
Marc Thompson who is chairman of FROGS (School PTA), the dream scheme and town’s community hub;
Lisa Hindle, who volunteers at Greatwood School and the community centre;
Karen McIntyre, who takes on any challenge and cares for those around her.
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