Charity bus driver who took elderly and disabled Southwark residents on day trips has been given a British Citizen Award for her work

Katherine Johnston (05 July, 2019) Community

Volunteering since 1991

30648Christine Reid, centre

A woman who spent 25 years helping elderly and disabled residents enjoy day trips and special activities has been given a British Citizen Award in recognition of her services to Southwark.

Christine Reid has volunteered for The Ashton Edwards Trust since 1991, including maintaining its ‘dial-a-ride’ minibus and working as one of its drivers.

She retired eight years ago from driving, but still volunteers for the charity.

Christine was one of 35 people honoured at a ceremony yesterday, Thursday, July 4, at Westminster.

She said: “Knowing that people put my name forward for this award and wrote what they did about me, was very moving.

“I feel very grateful indeed at the end of a voluntary role I got a huge amount of pleasure from.”

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