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Westminster CAB celebrates 75 years at this years AGM


This year’s AGM was a successful event at which we celebrated our 75th anniversary. It was attended by a number of councillors (Karen Buck MP, Cllr Barrie Taylor, Cllr Nilvara Mukerji, Cllr Guthrie McKie), as well as staff and volunteers of WCAB. We have now elected a new treasurer – Britto Bernadet. Chris Blackburn also joined the board.

Want to learn more about what Westminster CAB has achieved this year? Download the 2013-2014 Annual report here.

We had projects presentations by Noreen O’Neil (Homelessness Prevention Project) and Dorothy Menon and Neb Krstic (Octavia Tenants’ Advice Project).

There were also awards presented on the night:cake

Long Service Award: David Obaze – Long Service (19 years).  David will now be the Local Communities representative to the organisation, i.e. the voice of our community

Long Service Award: Rosemary Gallagher – Long Service (19 years), joined our board of trustees in November 1995 and has served as a key member of the HR Sub-committee over the years.  She has contributed her time to sit on many interview panels for both paid and voluntary positions within the organisation.

Volunteer of Year awards:

“People’s Choice” Award – nominated by colleagues: Ruth Atiba

What colleagues said:

  • She is always helpful and clients like her.  Very friendly nature
  • She is committed and very dedicated; very approachable and reliable.  Pleasure to work and spend time with her
  • Has excellent write-ups, has the makings of a good adviser.  She is polite, helpful and always ready to take on work

Volunteer Impact Award– for volunteers who have personally made an outstanding impact on the bureau: Ardiane Krasniqi.  Ardiane joined the bureau as an admin assistant, then joining the front line team as a trainee gateway assessor.  She is now a paid member of our front line staff.  Her willingness to help colleagues and clients goes a long way. She has been personally mentioned in many ‘thank-you’ comments from our clients.

Long Service AwardRobin Dahlberg.  Robin has been with the organisation since September 2003 providing generalist advice to clients on Fridays at the bureau.

Newcomer AwardAminata Salla joined the team in July last year and is now a gateway assessor.  Her colleagues say it is a pleasure to work with her as she is very friendly and hardworking.

Thanks to all those who attended and celebrated 75 years with us!

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