Meet The Team
The Trustees meet quarterly with the Age Concern Nottingham network. These forums provide a good networking session chaired by Derick Ferguson from Age Concern Carlton. Our link with Age UK Notts and Nottingham is via a group support worker Laura Page who is always on hand for advice and support in respect of policies; current government legislation; employer news etc.
Some of our team...
Ann, our cook, with her homemade chocolate profiteroles filled with cream.
Warburtons with a donation goodie bag for each of our 70 odd members with John Rickard one of our volunteer drivers, and member Mrs Doreen Bainbridge.
This is Dougie who celebrated a birthday and his family provided a cake for all to enjoy. Ann, our Cook is on the right and the on the left is Lynn Ryland, another volunteer.
ABOUT COLIN DYSON
Born in Sutton-in-Ashfield in July 1925, Colin met his late wife Norah in the 1940s while serving with the RAF.
They made their marital home in Eastwood and had two daughters Jennifer and Wendy and a son who was tragically killed in a motor accident in 1976, Norah died two years later.
In his busy working life, Colin was an accountant. He was also employed as a buyer at Vic Hallam in Langley Mill and went on to work at Swededoors in Long Eaton, from where he later retired.
It was through his involvement in community affairs where he became a leading light, serving a multitude of groups and organisations with enthusiasm and commitment.
Colin served as a chairman of Eastwood Age Concern for over 40 years and for five years held office as chairman of Eastwood's Citizen Advice Bureau of which he was a founder member.
Over 50 years ago he became involved with the Royal British Legion, serving as its secretary, poppy appeal co-ordinator and organiser of the annual remembrance day service.
He also held the position of President of the Rotary Club of Eastwood on three separate occasions and was president of Eastwood Probus Club in 1996.
Colin's invaluable service to the community didn't go unrecognised and in 1988 he was made a freeman of the borough of Broxtowe.
His proudest moment came in 2000 when he received an M.B.E in the Queen's honour list.