Award for Harpenden volunteer

Ginny Cooper with Cllr Linacre

Ginny Cooper with Cllr Linacre - Credit: Archant

SERIAL volunteer Ginny Cooper has received a special award for her services to the community over the past 23 years.

Ginny received the award of merit from the Town Mayor of Harpenden, Cllr Nicola Linacre after being nominated by former Mayor, Cllr MichaeI Weaver.

She has fundraised with Harpenden Circle and the 12th Harpenden Scouts and Explorers for many years.

In the past five years she has sat on the Christmas Carnival committee and is on the rota at St John’s Church taking the elderly to church, serving coffee and reading with them. Ginny said she had been described as a ‘serial volunteer’ but helping others was normal for her.

“I love living in Harpenden and am pleased to put time in to helping the community that I love.”

She stressed: “I did none of this single-handedly, I have always been supported by hard working and dedicated volunteers so I am slightly embarrased that I have been singled out for this award.”

Cllr Weaver described Ginny as a “tremendous organiser”.