Local woman Janet Webb from Dungannon was recently awarded a Marsh Trust Award for Outstanding Contribution to Experience and Diversity through her volunteering role with Barnardo’s Armagh-based Disabled and Children’s Young Peoples’ Participation Project (DCYPPP).
Janet was presented with her award at in event in London by former world boxing champion Amir Khan who is a Barnardo’s Ambassador.
Janet has been a volunteer with DCYPPP which is based at Tower Hill in Armagh for eight years.
She volunteers one Saturday a month at a meeting of the Project’s Sixth Sense advocacy group, supporting young people with more complex meets. Manager of Barnardo’s DCYPPP Rosemary Murray said: “We are delighted that Janet has won this award. Janet attended DCYPPP for seven years before she became a volunteer and she works incredibly hard and is a real asset . She is able to draw on her own experiences to advise staff on particular needs and will always make sure everyone is catered for and is able to participate.”
Pictured (l-r) Nick Carter, Marsh Trust Trustee, Amir Khan former world boxing champion, Janet Webb and Javed Khan Chief Executive Barnardo’s.