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Local Man awarded Volunteer of the Year at Four Seasons Care Awards

Jonathon Barber, who volunteers at North Court Care Home in Bury St Edmunds has made the finals of the Four Season’s Care Awards in the Volunteer of the Year category for his commitment to giving his time to help others.

The award Jonathon has won commended his for the positive impact he’s had on the lives of the residents in North Court.

Following over 1,200 nominations, Jonathon was shortlisted with five other people who give their time to over 300 Four Season’s Care Homes across the UK.

Charlotte Oppong-Agyare, Marketing and Sales Director for Four Seasons Health Care, presented Jonathon with this award said: “This category is really inspiring for me as it’s nice to see that so many people want to help others in our homes. I’m very proud and humbled to see that so many people give up their time to help others. The dedication they have to make a difference to our residents is truly inspirational. Congratulations Jonathon.”

Joanna Moses, Home Manager at North Court, said: “Jonathon is a very keen volunteer who gives up his morning each day to come to the home and offer support to the residents and the team alike. He is very committed and is always pleasant and happy to help where he can. He is an excellent advocate of the home and his help is priceless. Jonathon never asks for recognition and his presence is very unassuming which goes to show he is there for the residents and not the recognition. He’s a fantastic gentleman and we’d definitely be lost without him.”

On receiving the award, Jonathon said: “I was over the moon when I found out I was nominated. It means so much to me. It means I must be doing something right. I am completely shocked and humbled to have won. I feel no different to anyone else, not special in any way, but I am privileged to be highly thought of by my second family at North Court.”

Date published: 15 September 2017

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