A RED Cross president who helped raised thousands of pounds is retiring.
Hilary Farnworth, of Carden, Tilston will retire from her role as British Red Cross president for Cheshire in September.
Hilary joined in 2004, just after the tsunami struck and the money she has helped raise has aided vulnerable people across Cheshire.
She secured sponsorship from the likes of Bentley, Iceland and Mornflake Oats for local events and through three garden parties alone, helped raise over £30,000.
Hilary said: “The Red Cross is a wonderful organisation which helps people across the world but also here in the UK. Through my role as Cheshire president, I’ve had the luxury of working with volunteers who are some of the most dedicated I’ve ever met. I’m walking away with friends for life.”
Hilary also helped to attract influential people to the organisation who have been able to contribute their time and money.
Stephen Tongue, British Red Cross fundraising manager for northern England said: “She's brought tons of energy to the position and has worked enthusiastically together with our volunteers and donors to raise valuable funds enabling us to deliver better services to people locally.”
Hilary served as president for three years before being re-elected for a further three years. Cheshire volunteers will bid farewell to Hilary at the Cheshire autumn meeting on September 15 at the Fourways Inn at Delamere.
The Red Cross is currently looking for a new President. If you are interested please contact Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07921 940 927.