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Lifetime Achievement Award

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The winner of The Lifetime Achievement Award is:

Pat Goss

Pat Goss

Pat is one of Rowcroft Hospice’s most dedicated and long-standing volunteers and is a key figure in Rowcroft’s history. Over the last 30 years, she has held a variety of roles including volunteering in the Inpatient reception, organising and volunteering at Rowcroft events and raising funds and playing a leading role in the Friends of Rowcroft. Since Pat became Chair of ‘Friends of Rowcroft’ in 2008 they have raised over £850,000 for the hospice. She is incredibly well thought of throughout the community and at the hospice by staff and volunteers alike.


The runner-up of The Lifetime Achievement Award is:

Jane Maunder

Jane MaunderJane has been a Brownie leader for the past 14 years and she has had around 300 young girls between the ages of 7-10. As well as giving up so much of her time and helping the girls she has also found ways to fund over 5 excursions including adventurous activities like zip wiring, rock climbing, raft building and canoeing. Jane also played a part in the ‘Big Brownie Birthday Camp’ at Haldon Race Course where 600 Brownies attended from all over Devon. She never accepts anything back from all her hard work and does all of this whilst holding down a full-time job and a bringing up her own children.



Lifetime Achievement Award semi-finalists:

Wendy Burridge

Wendy BurridgeWendy has been a volunteer for the best part of her life.  She started at the age of 10 years old with her mother at a dinner club. Upon moving to Devon and helping with Meals on Wheels with W.R.V.S. ( where she has been a member for 35 years) she continued on as a Hospital Trolly Shop Manager for 24 years.   She is also secretary of Foxhole community Centre, director of B.E.T. Board Schools, and on the National Residence Scrutiny Panel for Sanctuary Housing.



Brian Baxter

Brian Baxter

Brian started at Paignton Zoo in 1970 on primates and has had many important roles there including senior head keeper of mammals and head keeper of the whole zoo. He has had a huge impact on the Zoo’s development including general welfare, captive breeding, zoo designs and new accommodation. He also helped in setting up the first bachelor group of gorillas in a British zoo, they were so successful in this that he was invited to do a presentation of his work at a Gorilla symposium in America. 




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