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9 April 2003

 

TOP SCOUTING AWARD FOR CPHVA CHAIR

The chair of the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association, Carolyn Taylor, who has 34 years of scouting experience, has been awarded The Silver Acorn – scouting’s second highest honour.

Carolyn, who lives at Whitley Bay and works as a health visitor in South Tyneside, gained the award for "outstanding dedication and service".

Carolyn said: ‘I am delighted with this award. I have been in scouting for 34 years, serving as a cub scout leader and group scout leader responsible for over 50 children and leaders

with our own headquarters.’

‘I have also been a main member of the steering groups and production teams of two local gang shows, held district appointments and being a member of the county training team helping train future leaders, as well as being a member of the Whitley Bay district executive committee.’

Carolyn will receive the award at a presentation at county hall, Morpeth today (9 April) and an invitation to share Matins with the Chief Scout George Purdy at Windsor castle at the annual St George’s Parade given by the Queen Scouts on 27 April.

However, Carolyn’s big day at Windsor will be tinged with sadness: ‘This will be marred by the absence of my son Stuart, aged 20, who should be on parade as a new Queen Scout but is currently serving with the REME in the Gulf.’

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NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS

For further information, please contact:

Carolyn Taylor ( 07939 281 786

Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

mobile ( 07768 69 39 40

CPHVA press releases can be seen on the CPHVA website: amicus-cphva.org

 

The CPHVA represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses and registered nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is an autonomous professional section of the amicus trade union. MSF joined with the AEEU to form amicus, the UK’s second largest union, on 1 January 2002.

 

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NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS

For further information, please contact:

Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

mobile ( 07768 69 39 40

CPHVA press releases can be seen on the CPHVA web site: amicus-cphva.org

 The CPHVA represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses and registered nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is an autonomous professional section of the amicus trade union. MSF joined with the AEEU to form amicus, the UK’s second largest union, on 1 January 2002.

NOTE FOR NEWS DESKS

For further information, please contact

Shaun Noble Press Officer (020) 7939 7043 Mobile 0468 69 39 40 MSF

press releases can be seen on our web site: www.msf.org.uk

Amicus/MSF represents 65,000 health service professionals including the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists, laboratory scientific staff, the College of Health Care Chaplains, the Community Psychiatric Nurses Association, the Medical Practitioners' Union, clinical psychologists, speech therapists, the Hospital Physicists Association and the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association.

Amicus/MSF has 400,000 skilled and professional members in a wide range of industries. It is the UK's second largest union.

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