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Lunch Positive volunteer receives Citizen Award

Besi Besemar December 18, 2014

Lunch Positive volunteer Phil Ingles receives a Rotary Club of Brighton Citizen Award for Unsung Heroes from the High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mr Chris Gebbie.


PHIL WAS nominated by the Lunch Positive Trustee Board for his contributions to the charity’s work. Phil has volunteered to support people with HIV for over ten years and has been part of Lunch Positive since it started in 2009.

Gary Pargeter
Gary Pargeter

Gary Pargeter, Volunteer Project Manager, said: “We’re all incredibly pleased and proud of Phil for gaining this award. Phil exemplifies everything that’s good about volunteering, working well as part of a team, being willing to get involved in new tasks and responsibilities, empathy and understanding of people he volunteers with and supports. He’s worked incredibly hard, housekeeping to keep the wheels turning in an increasingly busy kitchen, maintaining our equipment and has been key to staging all of our outdoor community and fundraising events. From all of us, well done Phil – you deserve it!”