A local volunteer has received an award for his hard work.
Wayne Eaton was named volunteer of the year at the A Better Medway Awards earlier this month. He is a Health Walk team leader and also volunteers his time at Medway Maritime Hospital supporting people with their mental health and people with dementia
The first A Better Medway Awards were held at University of Greenwich’s Medway Campus on Friday, 5 July. The awards aimed to recognise the achievements of the last year and celebrate the fantastic work of public health professionals, partners and volunteers across Medway.
Wayne was also thanked by the Medway Dementia Action Alliance and presented with his award for his contribution to promote inclusivity for people living with dementia in Medway. As a volunteer Wayne regularly meets with shareholders and partners of local service to promote the rights and needs of people living with dementia and highlights the positive social impact it has.
Cllr David Brake, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder covering Public Health, said: “I would like to congratulate and thank Wayne for all of his hard work. It is people like him who make a real difference in our communities and I am very pleased that he has been recognised with this award. I would encourage anyone who is living with dementia, or knows someone that is, to access the services available.”