11:08am Thursday 17th October 2013
I RECENTLY spent a fantastic evening at The Lights theatre in Andover as a nominee of the Pride of Andover Awards.
The one thing I will take from the event was the feeling of positivity.
The stories that we heard were all very inspirational and it was an evening of true celebration.
I was lucky enough to be Highly Commended in the category of the Good Neighbour award for my service to customers during my 31 years in the retail industry.
I would like to say how overwhelmed I am by the support shown by local people with regards to my nomination firstly, for my Pride of Andover award, and then, my Attitude of Gratitude award, presented by local campaigner Manuela Wahnon, which was presented to me at an impromptu ceremony instore at Tesco Metro, and which came as a complete surprise to me.
Despite having received so many lovely compliments over the years about my customer service, it still came as a massive surprise to be nominated for an award, and to be the first ever recipient of Manuela’s Attitude of Gratitude award.
I am so grateful to everyone involved and feel so proud and humbled.
May I also add my congratulations to all of the other nominees in the Pride of Andover awards.
Everyone deserved to win.
It was such a special evening and it was so lovely to meet Esther Rantzen. I would also like to thank my employer, Tesco Metro, for all of their support. I would also like to thank Steph Canning, Joanna Griggs, and my sister, Angela, for nominating me for a Pride of Andover award, and also my mum, Yvonne Wilson and Roxanne Amor, all of whom came along to show their support on the night.
David Wybrow, Pilgrims Way, Andover.
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