MARGARET McCRIRRICK, BCAv
For more than three decades Margaret McCrirrick has been volunteering to help thousands of others in their hour of need. She joined what was then Camberley Citizens Advice in January 1986, the week after she retired as Deputy Head of Robert Mays School, in Odiham, In January 2018 she celebrated her 87th birthday.
Her nominator said: “She has helped people to access appropriate welfare benefits, get debts written off or re-scheduled, prevented people from becoming homeless, helped people with employment rights, empowered people to challenge consumer services and generally provided people with a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities so that they are better equipped to tackle the problems they face.”
She continues to volunteer every week, coping admirably with a rapidly changing service which now includes a new telephone Adviceline, email, webchat and, a new client management system.
Margaret hasalso volunteered as Secretary of the League of Friends to Frimley Park Hospital; was an Appropriate Adult – chaperoning youngsters who had been arrested by the police; volunteered with Victim Support; and, was chair of the mental health committee of her local Community Health Council.
Nominated by: Kate Sawdy