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Fearless fundraiser named top volunteer

Thames Hospice volunteer and daredevil fundraiser, Jenny Barty, has been named Volunteer of the Year in the WAM Get Involved Royal Borough Voluntary Sector Awards.

The honour, awarded to volunteers for their commitment to helping the Borough, was given today (Tuesday 22 September) at the annual awards ceremony in Maidenhead Town Hall.

Jenny Barty, who has been a Thames Hospice Volunteer Flower Arranger for eight years, said of her win: "I was calm at first, but as the list of nominees being read out got shorter and shorter my legs got wobblier and wobblier! I am thrilled to have accepted the award and would like to dedicate it to all the volunteers at Thames Hospice who give so much."

Jenny has recently retired her solo fundraising feats - which saw her scale the Spinnaker Tower, take on a tandem skydive, walk the Great Wall of China and much more - but is still very much part of the Windsor Fundraising Group for Thames Hospice.

Debbie Raven, Thames Hospice Chief Executive, said: "We are thrilled for Jenny and would like to thank her for the countless hours she's given arranging flowers to make Thames Hospice a brighter place for the people we see."

For winning Volunteer of the Year, Jenny was presented with a trophy and book.

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