Church volunteer named Twyford Citizen of the Year 2017

JENNY Hay, who worships at St James, Ruscombe, was awarded Twyford Parish Council Citizen of the Year 2017. She has served as a Piggott Senior School Governor, Church Warden at both St Mary’s, Twyford & St James, Ruscombe, at different times, served on both the PCC as lay vice chair and Deanery Synod in addition to previously being the church accounts bookkeeper and the Mother’s Union Branch leader. For many years, she was also a Polehampton Swimming Pool supervisor on a Friday afternoon.

From left, Daniel Taylor, Chairman of Twyford Together, Jenny Hay, receiving her award, and John Bowley, Vice Chairman of Twyford Parish Council.

Her daughter, Lizzy Steele, said: “I believe that her nomination for this award is due to long service helping and serving the community through Noah’s Ark Toddlers Group, a church supported and run initiative held at Twyford URC Church on Tuesday mornings. Jenny has been doing this since before Matthew, her grandson (now nearly 13) was born. She unlocks the church and gets toys out before the committed team serve drinks and snacks, read stories and playing games before it is all tidied away once again.”