You can bank on Des!

THANKS From left, Chris Sharpe, Des Hardy, his wife Betty and Paul Utting, whose late wife started the club. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (124011-1)
THANKS From left, Chris Sharpe, Des Hardy, his wife Betty and Paul Utting, whose late wife started the club. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (124011-1)
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DEDICATED volunteer Des Hardy has been thanked for his unwavering support to a charity.

The Havant Stroke Club was set up 29 years ago and just a few years later Mr Hardy joined as treasurer.

Mr Hardy, from Emsworth, is nearing his 88th birthday but still sets aside time every week for the club.

After he retired as a bank manager from what was then the Midland Bank, Mr Hardy felt he should be doing something to help the community.

He said: ‘I was praying for the Lord to tell me what to do when suddenly the Havant Volunteer Bureau came into my mind. I’d never heard of it before.

‘I went there and they told me the stroke club needed help. I’ve been there ever since.’