SUE has been doing voluntary work in Golcar for more than 30 years and was described as “indefatigable.’’
She started school visits to the Colne Valley Museum in the early 1980s and now leads the Life Long Learning team there, hosting school pupils who visit in Victorian costume.
She is one of the founding members of the highly successful Golcar Lily Day which is now in its seventh year and has become a firm favourite on Huddersfield’s annual calendar of events, rejuvenating community interest in the village.
She was the first treasurer for the By and Buy charity shop – set up 14 years ago on Sycamore Avenue in Golcar – and is still a keen voluntary worker there today and also helped establish the neighbouring Drop By community resource centre.
She has also written light-hearted plays at St John’s Church, Golcar, for the last 10 years.
An emotional Sue said she was delighted to win but she was quick to say that the others were just as good as her.
She said: “So many people do good things. Most do them quietly but I do them very noisily.”
Sue has been a very active member of the community of Golcar and really enjoys doing all that she does. She gives many hours of her time to helping the good causes that she has supported.
l The other nominees in this category, sponsored by the Myers Group, were Jean Margetts and Beryl Robinson.