The Lesley Kiley Volunteer of the Year Award

In July 2015 we lost a dear colleague and friend Lesley Kiley. Lesley was a dedicated volunteer with the Credit Union before joining us as a staff member.

As an organisation, we rely heavily on the loyal army of volunteers who help us deliver our services in our branches, in our schools and in the community. Without them it just would not be possible to achieve all that we do. So, we introduced an annual award in Lesley’s memory to recognise a volunteer who we feel has provided an outstanding contribution to our work. We believe this is an appropriate way of remembering Lesley and we hope you agree.

The recipient of this year’s Lesley Kiley Volunteer Award is someone who has supported us almost from the very beginning. She has run one of our Community Collection Points alongside her busy job as a sub-postmistress for almost 10 years. She is extremely organised and totally dedicated to the aims and objectives of the Credit Union – Mrs Christine Prior of Cwmavon Post Office.

Unfortunately, Christine was not able to join us at our Annual General Meeting and so we visited her at work to present her with the Award.

Christine was surprised and delighted to be this year’s recipient, saying “Well I don’t do very much really!” But as I explained to her, having a credit union presence in the heart of our communities is central to our ethos and she is instrumental in helping us to do just that.