St Paul Volunteer shortlisted for award

We are extremely proud of Tracey Yewman, one of our longest serving volunteers who was shortlisted for a Team London Award for Social Integration. The Team London Award celebrates volunteers who are making outstanding contributions to their communities and making the City of London a better place.

Tracey joined the church as a Café Volunteer in 2005 just after the building opened. She has been a constant support in the running of our community café and has repeatedly stepped in to help with various events, this includes: assisting at jumble sales and open days, staying to clear up afterwards, working on reception, doing room set ups, and providing people with information about local events and activities that are taking place. If this wasn’t enough, she is also the co-ordinator for our Food Bank, ensuring that food is collected in time to help those in need. She cares profusely about the environment and spends time growing and nurturing the fruits and vegetables in the community garden.

Tracey goes above and beyond for this church and for her community, and always has a positive attitude, despite the struggles she faces in her personal life. She makes it her daily mission to carry out the ethos of this church, ensuring that people around her are well and looking for ways that people from all walks of life can come together and share their lives and experiences. Tracey is not only an outstanding volunteer, but an outstanding person. She walks, talks and is the very essence of what social integration is. Tracey was one out of three volunteers nominated for this award, out of hundreds of volunteers across London, and was the only individual from Tower Hamlets to make it through to this stage.

To find out more about volunteering at St Paul Old Ford contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Divya Beeharry on 020 8981 4655 or divya@stpauloldford.com

Thank you Tracey for everything you do.