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Healthwatch Champion celebrates her 90th birthday!

06/02/2019

Sunderland resident Hannah Cowie (also known as Nancy) celebrated her 90th birthday on 12th December.  Nancy has volunteered with Healthwatch Sunderland since its launch in April 2013 and continues to be a much valued member of the team. 

Nancy is enthusiastic and always up for a new challenge, whether this be a training course, hosting a Healthwatch Sunderland information stand, collecting resident’s experiences in care homes or general engagement across the city, Nancy is there!

But Healthwatch Sunderland often have to compete for Nancy’s time, as she also supports many other organisations across Sunderland in a volunteering capacity and has done for many years.

Nancy said; “I enjoy volunteering alongside the other Healthwatch Sunderland volunteers and staff team and meeting new people on a one to one basis which I find really rewarding.  I’m a big believer if ‘if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it’ and I have no intention of losing it!”

Margaret Curtis, Project Lead for Healthwatch Sunderland said; “All of the Healthwatch Sunderland team would like to wish Nancy a very happy birthday and look forward to working alongside her in the future.  Without our volunteers we would not be able to do all of the work we do to ensure that the people of Sunderland get the best health and social care services possible.”  

Would you like to join Nancy and become a Healthwatch Sunderland volunteer? Visit www.healthwatchsunderland.com or give the team a call on: 0191 514 7145, they would love to hear from you!

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