Edwina Jones is the latest Coventry resident to be presented with a Good Citizen Award by Coventry’s Lord Mayor.
Edwina regularly gives up her spare time to organise and support groups, events and charity fund raisers for a number of community organisations, including the Stoke Heath Community Centre, the Retired Senior Volunteer Programme and the Morris Common Steering Group. She prepares and serves subsidised meals to promote healthy living at a lunch club and is also the chairwoman of the Stoke Heath Older People’s Club. In addition to this, Edwina has been the secretary and treasurer of Stoke Residents’ Association for many years as well as serving on the committee of Bell Green Social Club where she helps to run family nights once a month.
Part of the citation which explains why Edwina was given the Award states: “Edwina is constantly endeavouring to raise funds to enable activities such as Adult Education classes, Art Club, and older peoples’ groups to continue. For the last eight years she has been a tireless volunteer helping to transform the Valley Road building into a warm, welcoming hive of activity. Edwina is an asset to the community and is truly deserving of this Good Citizen Award.”
If anyone would like to nominate someone for a Good Citizen Award they can fill out an online application at www.coventry.gov.uk/goodcitizen or collect one from Council House reception.