MBE for Age UK’s county chairman

Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire chairman Sandra Warzynska has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list for services to Business and to the Community in the East Midlands.

Sandra Warzynska has been a Trustee of Age UK Notts (formally Age Concern Notts) for over 30 years.

Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire is the largest independent local charity providing direct services to older people from all communities and backgrounds in the city and county. Age UK Notts aims to enhance the quality of life and promote the well-being of all older people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

With over 400 members of staff and volunteers Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire has provided innovative and invaluable support services to thousands of vulnerable older people across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire for the last 70 years.

On hearing of the award Sandra said: “ I am completely and utterly surprised and delighted and very, very proud - never ever, ever thought this would happen to me but boy am I going to enjoy it!”

Chief Executive of Age UK Notts, Mick Tinkler, said: “The honour is richly deserved. Sandra is passionate about the work of the charity and the support we provide for thousands of older people across Nottinghamshire. She has worked tirelessly as a volunteer to expand and develop our work locally, as well as contributing to the work of Age UK nationally. She has always approached her work with Age UK Notts with drive and enthusiasm and has demonstrated considerable leadership for the charity over the last three decades.

She brings a whole array of skills, experience and expertise to the work of the charity. Her work for older people across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has led to an overall improvement in their quality of life and has ensured that some of the more vulnerable members of our community are given the right support at the right time.”