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Long-serving Glass Door volunteer Rosie Clover-Brown received a 2016/2017 Mayor’s Award on 5 April in recognition of her positive contribution to community life in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. She was invited with friends and Glass Door staff to a ceremony at Kensington Town Hall to receive a framed scroll and enjoy a reception with the Mayor, Councillor Elizabeth Rutherford.


“Not a day has gone by when she hasn’t had a smile on her face,” says Glass Door Trustee Judith Roberts. Judith has worked with Rosie since they both became involved with the charity in 2000.  Judith adds:

Rosie is always full of energy, enthusiasm, and no task is ever too much. She is held in high esteem by all those who work with her - but most importantly by the guests she serves. Rosie is kind but firm and has an amazing ability to remember everyone’s name and their likes and dislikes with regards to food and drink. Her commitment is second to none.


Running since 2000, the Mayor’s Award scheme aims to find people who do amazing work that brings people together and strengthens the bonds between those who live in the borough.


In launching this year’s scheme the mayor said:

Since I became Mayor it has been a great pleasure to visit many groups and organisations across the borough. It is apparent that many of them operate with the help and support of some remarkable people who give so much in order to help others.


“The mayor’s recognition is well deserved,” says Glass Door COO Steven Platts. “Rosie is a remarkable lady who embodies Glass Door’s values of offering compassion and dignity to everyone who comes to us.”

Read Rosie's reflections on volunteering here.