Volunteer is recognised for months of work

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AN Alzheimer’s Society volunteer has been shortlisted for an award at this year’s Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards.

Barbara George, of Waterlooville, has been nominated for the health and social care volunteer award.

She has been helping the society for 18 months as a lead volunteer at one of the charity’s Memory Cafes.

Barbara is a Dementia Friends Champion – a trained volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community.

Lucie Debenham, Alzheimer’s Society services manager for the central Hampshire area, said: ‘It is truly amazing and a true credit to all of Barbara’s hard work that she has been shortlisted for this award.’

The retired nurse and hospital ward manager will attend an awards ceremony at Portsmouth Football Club.

More information on volunteering can be found by emailing Emma Siddall at emma.siddall@alzheimers.org.uk or by calling (023) 9282 1430.