Jewish Community Care give Clayhall couple award for care home volunteering

A couple who give up their Friday nights to socialise with the elderly residents at a care home have been given an award for their dedication.

Marian and Stephen Shelton, of Clayhall, were given the community award by Jewish Community Care.

The couple volunteer at Vi and John Rubens House, Clarence Avenue, Gants Hill where Mr Shelton conducts the Shabbat service and then helps his wife serve food to residents.

Also recognised was Martine Groman-Marks who has volunteered at the Redbridge Jewish Community Centre, Woodford Bridge Road, Redbridge for two decades.

Fellow volunteer at the centre, Nettie Keene, was given a volunteer patron award for being a co-ordinator and a hairdresser for visitors to the centre.

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Sonia Douek, head of volunteering at Jewish Care, said: “We congratulate each and every one of our award winners and take our hats off to all our volunteers for their amazing contribution.

“This community wouldn’t be the same without them.”

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The ceremony was held in Golders Green and celebrated the contribution of more than 50 volunteers.

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