I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank Margaret and all the members of the Huddersfield Support group for the Forget-me-not Trust, for the very kind words expressed in their letter (Mailbag February 6).
My decision to say farewell to the charity has been an incredibly difficult one to make – starting out as a volunteer in 2004, I never envisaged that I would have had such an amazing three years.
My memories are too many to list individually but range from working in a room above a sweet factory in Elland to standing in front of the planning committee on the monumental day in July last year when the charity finally secured a plot of land.
I have had the pleasure to meet with literally thousands of people, of all ages and backgrounds, all whom have shown me nothing but the greatest of respect, hospitality and outstanding generosity. I have achieved many milestones but must express that I could not have done this without a committed team, a wealth of dedicated volunteers, hardworking organisations and the support of our local paper and radio station, to name but a few!
My support for the provision of a local children’s hospice in the town remains the same and I truly hope that some day soon the dream is achieved, for the sake of the local families.
Fundraising Manager, The West Yorkshire Forget-me-not Trust Ltd, Wellington Mills, Huddersfield