Peggy Greenway awarded “Service above Self” award for her work with NCH

Posted by / Monday 27 June 2016 /

At their 80th anniversary charter dinner in May, the Rotary Club of Cannock awarded Peggy the “Service above Self” award for her service to the community.

Peggy was nominated for the award by her church, St Stephen’s Methodist Church, Cannock, for her work in setting up a Day Centre at the Church, where she was a team leader for 30 years following her retirement from the NCH (now Action for Children) where she gave over 30 years’ service!

Peggy receiving her bowl

After training at Princess Alice, Birmingham, followed by further training at Highbury College for one year, Peggy started her time with NCH. Belonging to a staunch Methodist family, she saw working for NCH as a challenge and joined the staff at the NCH Gyde House in Gloucestershire, where she stayed for fifteen years. After going back to university for advanced study, Peggy then started working as Superintendent at NCH Killay House, Swansea where she stayed for nine years. Finally, she joined the Midland Regional Social Work Team at Princess Alice Headquarters as their Residential Adviser where she worked until her retirement in 1984.

As part of her award from the Rotary Club, Peggy received a cheque for £1,000 for a charity of her choice, which she kindly donated to Action for Children, a charity very close to her heart.

"I continue to support the work of Action for Children because of its direct link with NCH - to which I devoted most of my working life, and through this work the continuing contact with so many of my ‘old’ boys and girls I receive great pleasure."


On behalf of everyone at Action for Children, we want to say a huge thank you to Peggy for her incredible service and congratulations on winning the “Service above Self” award – it is very well deserved!

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