WINNER: Margaret Lambert
Born in Ovenden, Margaret Lambert has worked with older people since 1983 and began working at Moffat Close where she was a warden for 9 years. Following her time at Moffat Close she started work at Blackburn House where she went on to become a support officer for the elderly.
Throughout her working life Margaret has always found time for others and continuously went above and beyond her duties by making meals and visiting people who had no family in her own time.
The number of people that Margaret has helped is somewhere in the hundreds and even after retiring 6 years ago she still finds time to host a coffee morning every Tuesday and a church service in Blackburn House once a month as well as dinners and small outings for the residents.
Margaret is event’s organiser for Halifax Parkinsons and was the main person who organised the catering for the Mayors charity event last year at Halifax Town Hall where she made afternoon tea and an overall sum of 21k was raised.
Margaret retired from her care role and now volunteers in the community supporting many organisations. She always puts a smile on the faces of residents and those who know her and is always willing to go that extra mile to help those in need making her a very deserved winner of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.