Pat’s well-earned rest

GOODBYE From left, Di Lloyd, principal of St Vincent College, with Pat Foreman who has retired after 36 years working at the campus
GOODBYE From left, Di Lloyd, principal of St Vincent College, with Pat Foreman who has retired after 36 years working at the campus
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PAT Foreman has said farewell to St Vincent College in Gosport after 36 years of service.

The 70-year-old from Hazelwood in Stubbington has just retired from the college in Mill Lane.

Pat started as a volunteer when it was a school back in 1975.

And when the school later became a college she applied for a job there.

She has been working as a resources technician, helping staff and students with printing resources.

A tea party was organised to celebrate Pat’s retirement.

‘I was quite emotional,’ she said. ‘The staff gave me such a lovely party. I didn’t expect it.

‘They are all very friendly. Some of them have been here nearly as long as I have.

‘They were happy times. I liked working there.

‘It was a challenge at times but I got on and did it. I’m going to miss everybody.’

Principal Di Lloyd said: ‘Pat has had a tremendous career at St Vincent and she was undoubtedly one of our most vital employees.’

She added: ‘Her loyalty to the college, and formerly the school, was exemplary and she will be sorely missed.’