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RHONA TURNBULL
FOUNDER TOM RETIRES AFTER 19 YEARS’ SERVICE TO VICTIM SUPPORT
EILEEN IS WANSBECK’S LOCAL HERO

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RHONA TURNBULL

Friends and colleagues of Rhona Turnbull, a member of Victim Support South Tyneside who died in July, have paid tribute to her hard work on behalf of the organisation.

Mrs Turnbull, who was 83, had been a member of the Scheme since 1987, and had worked on South Tyneside for a number of other community organisations. She was described as a ‘leading light in South Tyneside’s voluntary sector’ following her move to the area from Luton nearly 60 years ago.

Jean Reay, Co-ordinator of the Scheme, said: “Rhona was a dedicated and active member of the South Tyneside Victim Support Management Committee; she will be greatly missed by everyone here.”

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FOUNDER TOM RETIRES AFTER 19 YEARS’ SERVICE TO VICTIM SUPPORT

Victim Support Darlington organised a surprise party for its founder and former Chairman Tom Peacock, who retired after 19 years’ service for Victim Support.

Dame Helen Reeves was the special guest at the party, and as well as Tom’s family the 100 party guests included Durham Chief Constable Ron Hogg, and a victim supported by the Scheme who presented a special certificate on behalf of all of those helped by Darlington Victim Support.

Dame Helen, on behalf of the Scheme, presented Tom with a water-colour of Swaledale by a local artist.

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EILEEN IS WANSBECK’S LOCAL HERO

Victim Support Wansbeck volunteer Eileen Norris received a special award from the Duke of Northumberland recently, in recognition of her contribution to the local community.

Eileen, a volunteer for the Scheme in Northumberland for the past nine years, was nominated as a ‘local hero’ by a fellow volunteer, and was invited to Alnwick Castle to receive her award.

Eileen’s name has also been published in the Northumberland Millennium Book 2000, as part of the community’s local history.

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