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Borehamwood resident and NSPCC volunteer Ann Goddard handed British Empire Medal at Hertfordshire County Council
A grandmother who is an “inspiration to all” was rewarded for her volunteer work at a special ceremony earlier this week.
Ann Goddard, of Deacons Hill Road, Borehamwood, was presented with a British Empire Medal, after she was named on the Queen’s New Years Honours List in January.
She juggles being a grandmother-of-six with holding fundraisers for the NSPCC – and has managed to raise thousands of pounds for the charity over the past 30 years.
The pivotal figure in the community received her award from the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, the Countess of Verulam, on Tuesday.
Mum-of-four Dr Goddard, who is 79, was given a lift to the county council offices in the Hertmsere Mayoral car with Pat Strack.
She said: “It was a marvellous day and very impressive. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing and found it all such an honour.
“I would have never won this award if it were not for the NSPCC community. There is never a dull moment and I would not change any of this for the world.”
Congratulating the retired GP on her work, the Countess of Verulam said: “It was an honour to present the medal to this really deserving Borehamwood resident.
“The medals go to people who have served their communities as outstanding volunteers.”
She was named on the list after her friend, Peter Wong-Morrow, nominated her as a surprise.
He previously told the Borehamwood Times: “I can’t think of anyone who deserves this more, she really is an inspiration to everyone in the area.”