The Isobel Gray Memorial Award Recipients 2020- Ellen Ross and Martin Symons

28 May 2020

The Isobel Gray Memorial Award is presented each year to a person, or persons, who have made an extraordinary contribution to the work SAUK does. This year is no exception and we are delighted to award Martin Symons and Ellen Ross the Isobel Gray Award for 2020. Martin and Ellen are two of our East England Regional Representatives and are somewhat of a dream team!

Ellen has been a Regional Representative for just over 2 years now and has thoroughly enjoyed her time volunteering. Ellen said, ‘I have so much passion and this amazing charity is really close to my heart. I am immensely proud of what we have achieved so far. It’s truly been an honour to represent SAUK and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds.’

Martin has been a Regional Representative for some years now, raising awareness through word of mouth and other networks he belongs to.

In July, 2019, Martin undertook a 10th Anniversary ride across England using an all terrain wheelchair called a boma and raised £400 for SAUK.

In January, 2020, Ellen and Martin went live on Park Radio (Diss) to talk about SAUK and how important it is to continue raising awareness and funds. The radio station has chosen SAUK as one of their nominated charities for this year, which is incredible. Ellen and Martin will be working with them throughout the year with the aim of raising much needed awareness and funds.

In February, 2019, Ellen and Martin attended the Norfolk Makers Festival where they were sketched by members of the public and spoke about the work SAUK does. It was such a success that they attended the event again in February, 2020.

Watch this space to see where Ellen and Martin’s journey takes them next!

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