Dedicated volunteer is honoured

Councillors Ann Westmorland and Sandra Pickin outside Fitzwilliam Community Centre. (h604a245)
Councillors Ann Westmorland and Sandra Pickin outside Fitzwilliam Community Centre. (h604a245)
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A dedicated volunteer who has helped countless children and residents in Fitzwilliam has been nominated for the Express 100 Faces campaign.

Ann Westmorland is the joint leader of the Fitzwilliam Youth Centre, based at the Fitzwilliam Welfare Centre on Wakefield Road, twice a week, keeping local youngsters off the streets and out of trouble.

She is also the leader of the Friends of Fitzwilliam Country Park group and helps out with the Old Folk’s Treat club.

Coun Westmorland, who sits on Hemsworth Town Council, fought for regeneration at the former City Estate and played a role in the town council’s takeover of the welfare centre from Wakefield Council last year.

She has battled to have travellers removed from sites across Fitzwilliam and has helped hundreds of residents with their individual issues in her council role. She also played a big part in the improvements at Albion Street children’s park.

Coun Westmorland was nominated by fellow councillor Sandra Pickin.

Coun Pickin said: “Ann does a lot for the youth club and the general community of Fitzwilliam. She has been doing her bit for a long, long time and she deserves to be recognised.”

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Express this year, we are celebrating the people who make our area so special.

We are acknowledging our community by crowning our Express 100 faces – those special people, nominated by our readers, who deserve a bit of extra recognition.

If you would like to nominate someone, call us on 01977 642214 or email hemsworth@ywng.co.uk