The first recipient of the takegoodcare Unsung Heroes Award (Spring 2022) is Sharon Vernon
Sharon has worked tirelessly raising money for equipment for the Brian Vernon Fund. Brian Vernon is her father and he suffered a brain injury 7 years ago (brianvernon.co.uk). Sharon gave up her job as HR officer to care for her father after he contracted encephalitis via an insect bite while gardening.
Sharon is constantly raising money by selling donated gifts and clothes on market stalls because a lot of the equipment that Brian needs is not available on the NHS. So far Sharon has raised £45,000 which we think is an amazing achievement.
Cllr Lesley Boniface the Mayor of Newhaven presented Sharon with the inaugural award along with a takegoodcare relax box and a bonus award of £100 towards the Brian Vernon Fund.