Macmillan honours Mary

A CLEVEDON woman has been rewarded for her work in the community.

Mary Walters, aged 71 of Careys Close, has been given the Silver Spoon Local Hero award as part of celebrations to mark the Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser.

Mary was nominated for the award by her friend Margaret Baillie for her incredible dedication to caring for sick people in her role as the lay pastoral assistant of St Andrew’s Church in Old Church Road.

She used to visit people in hospital and at home daily and made sure they had access to the necessary support.

Mary also offered to help people in other practical ways, such as giving them a lift in her car or babysitting the children.

She has since developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma but continues to raise thousands of pounds for charity through baking and selling cakes.

For her award, Mary received a certificate and a hamper of Silver Spoon goodies.

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The Times also recently reported on how Mary received the Beacon of Hope award from the Lymphoma Association in recognition of her work to promote the charity.