by ALLISON DICKINSON
A CHESTER woman has won a national award for her contribution to the community.
Pamela Corbett, a casual scheme relief manager and cleaner at Anchor’s Summerfield House in Guilden Sutton, was recognised as part of their annual Smile Awards, which took place in London.
Pam, who travelled down to the event with three of the Summerfield tenants who nominated her, was a regional finalist in the Making Customers Happy award but missed out on the national prize.
Instead, she “totally lost the plot” when her name came up as the sole nominee for the Customer Service in the Community award at the end of the night, bagging a trophy and a £1,000 prize.
Pamela, who also works as a barmaid at the Bird in Hand pub in Guilden Sutton, said: “I hadn’t got a clue what was happening and there were quite a few tears. It took me completely by surprise.
“Linda and Bob Parish and Roger Butler were with me and it was so nice to be recognised in front of some of the people who had put my name forward.
“I have had a lot of support from the tenants, and from people at the Bird in Hand. I would like to thank Lloyd Palmer and all the staff and customers for their support.
“It was great to have so many people cheering me on to win.”