Wishing Barbara a very Happy Retirement
On Wednesday 23rd March, Barbara Blower, our Scheme Manager for the last 6 years finally retired.
Barbara had intended to retire at the end of October but, following the loss of funding from Herts County Council, she offered to defer her retirement and lead the team through one last challenge. “This demonstrates Barbara’s commitment and passion for our Home-Start scheme, staff, volunteers and families,” said Maureen Brierley, Chair of Trustees at a special lunch held in All Saints Community Church Hall, Melbourn. This was attended by many volunteers, trustees and colleagues to wish Barbara well in her retirement.
“I have loved and enjoyed my role within Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire (HSRSC),” said Barbara, “and wish the scheme all the very best for the years ahead. I will, of course, continue to champion the scheme and thank all our many supporters for their contributions todate and in the future. I will miss the dedicated staff team, the hard working and talented volunteers and the board of trustees. Over the years I have become very close to all the Home-Start team and will miss them very much. I believe completely in the support that Home-Start can and does offer to families and of the great difference it makes to many parents’ and children's lives.
Although I will be retiring from my role with HSRSC at the end of March I am confident that the team will continue the valuable work of supporting local families to a very high standard.”
Throughout her time with HSRSC Barbara has helped to raise the profile of the family support charity within the Royston & District community. Her successful bid writing brought in much-needed funding, her enthusiastic networking has resulted in strong relationships within the community and her clear leadership leaves HSRSC in good shape, ready to face the future with whatever new challenges it brings.