Volunteer awarded for almost 40 years service at Halesworth Day Centre

Rosmund Parker (right) with her Order of Mercy

Rosmund Parker (right) with her Order of Mercy - Credit: Rupert Pearson Photographer, Des

A 97-year-old woman has received an award for nearly 40 years of volunteering at a Suffolk day centre.

Rosmund Parker, who volunteers at Halesworth Day Centre, received the Order of Mercy from the League of Mercy at the Mansion House in London in the presence of guests including Paul Judge, Sheriff of the City of London.

Lord Lingfield, the League’s president, said: “Rosmund has done extraordinary work for the welfare of others.

“She is a marvellous example of someone who has given wonderful service to her community and we were delighted to be able, on the recommendation of the charity, to make this well-deserved award.”

Before going, Mrs Parker said: “I said I didn’t want to go. I think other people who have done more than I have should have got it! I suppose it’s the amount of years I have done.”

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However upon returning from Mansion House she said she had enjoyed her day.

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