Former baker helped Rugby charity rise over 25 years of service - The Rugby Observer

Former baker helped Rugby charity rise over 25 years of service

Rugby Editorial 19th Jun, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A QUARTER of a century helping disabled Rugbeians live independently has earned high praise for a charity trustee on her retirement.

In 1991, Margaret Alderman joined New Directions – which provides services for people with learning and physical disabilities, their families and carers – after she had previously run Aldermans bakery in the town.

Her fellow board members said farewell with flowers and gifts to celebrate her achievements over an incredible 25 years, during which she has raised awareness of the charity’s valuable work, increased the amount of people the charity supports and expanded the range and quality of the services it provides.

Margaret said: “After my first ever Trustee meeting I wrote in my diary that my charity role appeared to be about caring for people and that is what I would try to do.

“I hope that I have succeeded over the years and wish the New Directions team all the best with their plans for the future.”

CEO Doreen Woodward said: “The significant contribution that Margaret has made in her voluntary Trustee role is truly commendable and we can’t thank her enough.

“She has volunteered her time for over 25 years to support us to become the progressive and successful charity that we are today.”

New Directions provides a variety of support services to adults with learning and physical disabilities aged 16 and over, their families and carers.

Visit or call 01788 573318 for more information.


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