Sadiq Khan commends Redbridge volunteer for her years of service

PUBLISHED: 16:02 01 November 2016 | UPDATED: 16:34 01 November 2016

Barbara Windsor with Violet Pace and Team London director Laura Brown.

Barbara Windsor with Violet Pace and Team London director Laura Brown.

Kois Miah

One of the borough’s longest-serving charity volunteers has been recognised for her work by the Mayor of London at an awards ceremony.

Violet Pace, 85, has worked as a volunteer for Haven House Children’s Hospice, in Woodford Green, for 17 years and was presented with a long service award at the Team London Awards, City Hall, yesterday.

The awards are part of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s volunteering scheme, Team London, and recognise the work of people who help to make the city’s communities stronger and more cohesive.

“It’s very important that we recognise those who go above and beyond their call of duty to make London a better place,” said the mayor.

“I’ve been really pleased to meet some of the city’s top volunteering stars at the Team London Awards.”

Dame Barbara Windsor, an ambassador for Team London, presented Violet with her award and spoke about the important work that volunteers undertake in their spare time.

“Team London volunteers put an incredible amount of time, energy and care into projects that make our great city an even better place,” said Barbara.

“I love being part of Team London and am delighted to be able to meet so many worthy recipients of this year’s awards.”

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