Oxfam volunteers’ retiral lunch

Hawick Oxfam long servants and staff members.
Hawick Oxfam long servants and staff members.

Hawick’s Oxfam branch has said farewell to four stalwart volunteers who between them have clocked up 72 years of service. Ann Pennington, the shop manager, presented flowers, certificates and letters of thanks to the retiring ladies during a recent Christmas lunch at the Night Safe Bistro. The trio of outgoing volunteers were joined by other workers at the High Street shop. Those retiring are Chrissie Brain with 19 years’ service, Joyce Moffat with 18 years and Barbara Paterson who has volunteered for ten years. Shiela Roddan, who wasn’t able to attend the lunch, is also retiring after 25 years of service. Mrs Pennington told the Hawick News: “They are all brilliant ladies who have given so much time to the shop and they will definitely be missed by all of us.”

Ann Pennington, the shop manager, presented flowers, certificates and letters of thanks to the retiring ladies during a recent Christmas lunch at the Night Safe Bistro. The trio of outgoing volunteers were joined by other workers at the High Street shop.

Those retiring are Chrissie Brain with 19 years’ service, Joyce Moffat with 18 years and Barbara Paterson who has volunteered for ten years. Shiela Roddan, who wasn’t able to attend the lunch, is also retiring after 25 years of service.

Mrs Pennington told the Hawick News: “They are all brilliant ladies who have given so much time to the shop and they will definitely be missed by all of us.”