Home's thanks

NYNEHEAD Court gave a very special thank you to one of the Friends of Nynehead Court this week, who has volunteered at the home for 25 years.

Joy Upham began working as a volunteer in 1993 and visits every Thursday, with fellow volunteer Anne Howe, to open the residents’ shop.

Although she now lives in Taunton she still makes the journey to the home every week, and in addition to buying general items she will also purchase anything specific which the residents have requested.

This week Alyson Martin, director of Nynehead Court, presented Joy with a bouquet of flowers to thank her for her service.

There may be more recognition to come for the dedicated group, as Joy and her fellow members of the Friends of Nynehead Court have been nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Home manager, Angela Watkins, said: “We are delighted to be able to thank Joy for her incredible 25 years as a volunteer at Nynehead Court.

"I know that the residents value her support as much as we do, and are hoping that she and the rest of the Friends of Nynehead Court are successful in our application for the Queen’s Award.”