New Year's Honour for Mothers' Union Volunteer
Mothers’ Union member, Monica Hill, known to her friends as Sue, has been recognised in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List with a British Empire Medal for her volunteer work for children and families.
Sue and her Hurstpierpoint branch of Mothers’ Union took on the running of the parent and toddler group in 1996 and Sue has run the group since that time. But Sue’s work doesn’t just stop at the parent and toddler group work; she has also faciliatated parenting groups, and raises funds for the local, national and international projects.
Hurspierpoint is an active Mothers’ Union witth members regularly volunteering in diocesan-wide projects to support families affected by imprisonment, providing holidays for families in need and support in the Princes Royal Hospital for parents with sick children. The members’ meetings always include prayers for the work of Mothers’ Union and the projects they run and support.
“We’re so proud of Sue” said diocesan president Chris Emmerson. “She doesn’t stop! She’s always giving her time, not just to Mothers’ Union volunteering in other local projects such as the charity shop that funds the local church.”
Fellow volunteer and friend, Vicki Macken, said “Sue was very surprised to receive the news of her medal as she feels what she does is very little compared to what others do. We think it’s wonderful that Sue’s many years of hard work have been rewarded with this medal. She has always been valued by us and so we are delighted she is now receiving wider recognition.”
9th January 2015.