Doreen Duke

 

DOREEN DUKE, BCAc
West Midlands

Doreen Duke BCAc, MU, Pat Egan, Group Exec Director Affordable Housing, PFP

For 33 years Doreen has been the leader of a ‘Moms & Tots’ group for parents which meets every Tuesday morning at the local church, bringing mums and children together encouraging people to become more involved with their community and church.

Doreen has dedicated herself to the group so that generations of parents and children have been able to benefit from coming together for support and friendship whilst their children have fun in a safe and nurturing environment.

Over the years there have been occasions were attendance has been diminished due to increasing provision by Private and Local Authority Nurseries causing Doreen to wonder if the effort was worth it.

Despite the difficult times Doreen’s belief in the group continued and she worked hard to make sure everyone who attended was welcomed and valued.

The fact that the group is still going strong after 33 years is because of Doreen’s remarkable commitment. The group continues to thrive with an average weekly attendance of 42 children plus adults.

This social connection for both the adults and children is extremely positive.

Nominated by: Kerry Holt