Congratulations to Norma, who was one of only four people to receive a Chairman’s Gold Commendation Award at the awards ceremony last month.

The Chairman’s Commendation scheme is held every year to celebrate the contribution of individuals and groups who give up their free time to volunteer in communities across the borough.

Phil Hall, a Badminton coach from Ponteland nominated Norma for the award. Norma feels very honoured by the award which was a complete surprise!

A big thank you to Viv and Rene who collected the award on Norma’s behalf, as she was away on holiday.

In the photo (left to right) – Rene Waugh, Norma Waterfield, Viv Harmer, Phil Hall.