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Civic Award For Suzanne Gilby


Group Director Suzanne Gilby was recognised for her hard work today at the Peterborough Town Hall as she was awarded a civic award by Mayor of the city, Chris Ash.

Suzanne was accompanied by her family as she picked up the award, who were all welcomed into the Mayor’s Parlour by a host of local dignitaries, one of which being the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Integrated Adult Social Care and Health, Wayne Fitzgerald.

“The Helping Hands Group are vital to the overall care system in the city, it’s long established, well respected and the organisation do a fantastic job.”  Wayne said. “People who are in need of such care often find themselves in great difficulty when finding good structured support and we are lucky to have The Helping Hands Group in the city. It’s people like Suzanne Gilby who make the world go round, she does a fantastic job and she has a really strong team of people working for her and the fact it’s been going for so long and building such a high reputation in the process is testament to the hard work Suzanne and the team at the Helping Hands Group do.”

Chris Ash The Mayor of Peterborough said “It is incredibly important to have The Helping Hands Group in this city with the work that they do. We have a large number of adults within the city who need such care and it allows those who use the service to get on with their lives in the best possible way.

We are recognising Suzanne here today for all her hard work, not just with The Helping Hands Group, but for her commitment to supporting adults with learning disabilities within our city for over 30 years is just incredible and we are all very grateful to her.”

Suzanne who was noticeably shocked but delighted to receive the honour said “I am lost for words to receive this award from the Mayor today and it’s fantastic to get recognised for something I love. The Helping Hands Group was created to help not just individuals, but families as a whole and I feel extremely proud as we stand here today at just how many families we do now support, not just here in Peterborough but also in Wisbech where our second centre is located,.” Suzanne continued “It goes without saying that I really couldn’t do any of this without the backing and support of my team all of whom are vital to the work we do.”



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