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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.  

Photograph of the Hythe Community Hub Certificate

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.

Photograph of the Outstanding Service Certificate
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