Local hero award for Pauline

Pauline Ferguson of Stobhill with her Northumberland Local Heroes award, which was presented to her by the county council.
Pauline Ferguson of Stobhill with her Northumberland Local Heroes award, which was presented to her by the county council.
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A community champion in Morpeth has received a prestigious accolade from the county council.

The presentation of a Northumberland Local Heroes award to Pauline Ferguson of Stobhill took place last Thursday in Carlisle Park.

She has lived and worked in this area for decades and has volunteered her time to run or help out with a range of groups and activities.

These include the playtime plus group for pre-school children, the recently established Stobhill Senior Citizens’ Cuppa Club and organising coffee mornings, strawberry teas and daffodil teas.

Pauline got more involved in the community after her husband, Malcolm, died 22 years ago. She has also been a church warden at St Aidan’s in Stobhill and is involved with the Stobhill Community Forum.

She said: “I’m a people person, so I love getting involved in community activities.

“I’m delighted to receive this award, although I don’t do these things to win accolades, it’s solely about doing what I can for Stobhill.

“I’m looking forward to working alongside Morpeth’s new curate, Rev Beth Tash, and the community worker with the activities that will take place in the new extension at St Aidan’s, which is opening soon.”

County residents can nominate a local hero by picking up a form from council buildings such as libraries or online at hero.northumberland.gov.uk