We are delighted that Jane, pictured above, has been awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list
Jane, who is Chief Executive of Swim England, has received the award for services to swimming during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Despite all the extra work that this has entailed Jane has continued to work regular shifts on our helpline and undertake essential work behind the scenes as our Secretary and Treasurer. This has been a particularly important role over the last year or so when lockdowns and social distancing have limited our ability to raise the funds we need to run our 24 hour services.
Coventry Samaritans is operated entirely by unpaid volunteers like Jane, with many taking on additional roles. Jane was our branch Director in 2011 when we celebrated 21 years in our current premises in Earlsdon, Coventry. She is shown at the top of this page with West End star Dave Willetts, who generously gave up his time to help us celebrate the occasion.
You can also see her in the photo below, meeting people and telling them about our services in Broadgate, Coventry in 2018.
A great big well done to Jane for a very well deserved honour.