Letchworth woman nominated for lifetime achievement award

Lifetime achievement nominee Roberta Meldrum

Lifetime achievement nominee Roberta Meldrum - Credit: Archant

A woman has been nominated for a lifetime achievement award.

Roberta Meldrum, director of the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, has been put forward for the prize as part of this year’s Comet Community Awards.

The centre, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, delivers programmes to improve health, enhance wellbeing and prevent illness for all sections of the community from its base in Hitchin Road.

Friend John Webb nominated Roberta.

He said: “Over the last three decades the centre has benefitted a huge number of people in such a wide range of ways.


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“This award would really recognise Roberta’s contribution to the wider community and I can’t think of a more deserving candidate.”

The Comet Community Awards aim to recognise inspirational people, and for the 2014 event there are 12 award categories to choose from including Role Model of the Year, Charity Champion, Good Neighbour, Young Achiever and Great and Green.

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Austin’s Funeral Directors is the latest business to back the awards, and is sponsoring this year’s Great and Green category.

Managing director Claire Austin said: “Austin’s has been at the heart of the community in Stevenage since 1700 and we are delighted to be part of the Comet Community Awards.”

If there is someone you think deserves to be recognised at this year’s awards ceremony, being held in May, visit www.cometcommunityawards.co.uk and fill in the form.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday, April 25.

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