Outstanding Service Award
This is a framed certificate given to an individual, group or society “who has rendered outstanding service to the community of Hythe commensurate with the objectives of the Society”. Such service is normally unpaid and outside their normal profession, occupation or elected office. The recipients need not be a members of the Society. The certificate contains the words “In appreciation of your outstanding service to the community of Hythe” and may be decorated with small pictures representing the activities undertaken by the recipients.
2000 Mr.Ron Collins
2001 Mr. John Davies
2002 Mr. Maurice Maisey
Dr. Berkeley Hill
2003 Mr Ronald Stokes
2006 Mr. Doug Amans
2008 Cllr. Chris Capon
2011 Mr. Richard Carroll
2013 Lt.Col. Mike Umbers
Cllr. John Schoner JP
2015 Mrs Sally Chesters
Dr. John Barham
2016 Mr. Ashley Tanton & Andy McGuire
2018 Rev. Desmond Sampson
Mr.Alan G. Joyce
2020 Hythe Community Hub
2021 Captain Callum McKenna and Captain Berri McKenna
Outstanding Service Award Recipients
Hythe Community Hub
The Community Hub, formed by volunteer helpers from Age Concern and Hythe and Folkestone District Council, started helping needy families and individuals with deliveries of food and collection of prescriptions as soon as the problems arising from the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic appeared. HCS acknowledge their contribution to the continued wellbeing of the community by awarding them the Society’s Outstanding Service award.
Captain Callum McKenna and Captain Berri McKenna
Responding to a request in our newsletter from the Chairman for nominations for awards, Mrs. Kay Graham proposed that Salvation Army Captains Callum McKenna and his wife Berri McKenna be given the Outstanding Service award for the following reasons:
During 2020, they
organised and ran a food bank all through last year and continue to do so. 215 households involving 776 people were the recipients.
organised the obtaining and wrapping of 278 toys for the children of needy families for Christmas.
were in partnership with Age UK Romney Marsh OAP Centre to deliver 193 Christmas dinners to those people who were alone.
played carols in the High Street and 7 or 8 different areas throughout December to lift spirits.
ran a Kids Zone and a Youth Group for local children, accessing the children via Zoom.
ran a Carols by Candlelight Service via Facebook and Zoom.
Callum and Berri had been active in welfare service earlier than 2020 and continue to be so.
At our AGM these activities were agreed to be beyond the normal contribution by SA volunteers and deserved rewarding. Their certificate was presented to Callum and Berri at 11.30am on 30th June in the Salvation Army Hall.