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May 2nd 2019

Three extraordinary women from the Selby District have been shortlisted for an award that recognises community work.

Leah Gash, who volunteers at Selby Hands of Hope, has been shortlisted in the care category for her work with the charity.

This award recognises the contribution of an individual within care and support who has shown great dedication for supporting vulnerable members of the community.

Her entry on the awards website describes Leah, who is registered as severely visually impaired, as a “wonderful volunteer” and praises her for her patience and understanding of people she works with.

It says: “She continually supports local organisations and individuals. As a volunteer for Selby Hands of Hope nothing is ever too much for Leah, always rolling her sleeves up and getting stuck in.

“She also works as a support volunteer, enabling people with physical and learning disabilities to also volunteer by shadowing them and supporting them. This enables individuals to have a purpose and has made such a difference to their lives. Leah is an advocate for those with disabilities in the local area and such an asset to the voluntary sector.”

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