A decade of helping the elderly Sylvia is honoured by older people’s project

MOPPS anniversary SUS-160103-102148001
MOPPS anniversary SUS-160103-102148001

Fairlight woman Sylvia Gutsell has been recognised for starting the Marsham Older People’s Project which meets weekly at Fairlight Village Hall and helps prevent elderly people from becoming isolated.

Although MOPP recently celebrated its 8th Birthday, it was 10 years ago that founder Sylvia Gutsell first came up with the idea, motivated by local charity worker Nan Hacking, it took two years before the club was up and running.

Volunteers and carers presented her with a 10th anniversary card together with a rose plant and bouquet in recognition of her continued hard work in keeping the club running. Sylvia is pictured here with Chairman Jim Saphin, Molly Brown and Val King who have been with MOPP from the very beginning.

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