PRIDE AWARDS: Senior achievement award

There are three nominees for the Senior Achievement Award at this year’s Boston Standard Pride Awards. Find out about them here...

*Dorothy Eldred

Dorothy, of Butterwick, has been nominated for an award in recognition of all the people she has helped over the years.

Dorothy’s nominator said she has always gone out of her way to care for others around her and has even helped to save three people’s lives in the course of her own.

One life was her daughter’s, who she saved from choking while on a trip to Skegness thanks to skills learnt through the British Red Cross.

Dorothy is also a very successful artist and craftswoman, having won more than 200 prizes, including awards for photography and handwriting.

*Patricia Haynes

Patricia, 65, has been nominated for a senior achiever award for all the work she does to raise money for animal charities.

Despite sustaining a head injury just over a year ago, which left her with a permanent ‘buzzing’ in her head, Patricia wrote and published her first book called ‘Dogs, Nature and Life’.

All proceeds from the book, which features short stories and poems, go to local animal sanctuaries and Patricia’s nominator also pointed to the many hours she dedicates to trying to promote and sell the book to raise funds.

A true animal lover, Patricia has also given a home to numerous dogs in need over the years.

*Sam Jessop

Sam has been nominated for his tireless fundraising work over the decades with wife Margaret.

For years Sam has helped to organise countless local and national events to raise thousands of pounds for the Boston Branch of the Dunkirk Veterans Fund, and even visited the site himself.

Along with Margaret, he has visited many care homes and put on displays with war time memorabilia, giving talks to the elderly.

Sam served in the Suez Canal from 1953-55 on Royal Artillery duty and has a medal for his service.

He is visiting Dunkirk in October to lay poppy wreaths.

*For details of how to vote, pick up a copy of the Boston Standard