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Charity's fitting send-off for Merstham trustee
8:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A Merstham resident has been given a colourful and very fitting send-off by a national charity in thanks for her many hours of voluntary service.
Cathy Rollinson, who served an eight-year term as a trustee for SeeAbility, formerly the Royal School for the Blind, was presented with a gift recalling the times she spent on the SeeAbility Garden.
The garden won a prestigious Silver Gilt medal at the 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The plant, Mahonia ‘Soft Caress,’ which SeeAbility entered for the RHS Plant of the Year, and which won, was the obvious choice for a farewell gift for her - particularly as Cathy is also chairman of the Hardy Plant Society’s Southern Counties Group.
Cathy, who became a SeeAbility trustee in February 2005, and was a member of its Services and Quality Committee, said: “It has been a privilege to support SeeAbility as a trustee, and to see from behind the scenes how well it operates. “The charity has developed enormously during my eight-year tenure and has ambitious and exciting plans to reach out to more people who need its support.
“I shall watch its continuing success with great interest.”
SeeAbility supports people with sight loss and additional disabilities, and has been steadily expanding in recent years, opening new services and extending the number of people it supports.
Anyone who would like to volunteer for SeeAbility, should call Julie Harvey on 01372 755016, or visit the website at: www.seeability.org/newjobs