19 November, 2015
The Colostomy Association’s senior adminstrator, Jo McKenzie, was recognised for years of hard work and dedication after winning Employee of the Year at the Pride of Reading Awards.
The annual awards recognise the best and brightest individuals, companies, charities and groups in Reading. Jo received her nomination from the CA’s General Manager, Susan Hale, for her going the extra mile to ensure that vital services such as the CA’s 24-hour helpline, attendance at open days and range of free literature remain accessible for as many people as possible.
Jo initially joined the British Colostomy Association in 2003 and has been a member of the CA team for over a decade. As senior administrator, her duties include managing the 24-hour helpline, dealing with online and telephone enquiries, overseeing attendance at open days as well as managing a team of over 100 volunteers nationwide.
Speaking about receiving the award, Jo said: “This is an amazing thing to happen for me and the charity. I was totally shocked. It is wonderful to help people and everyone who works for the charity loved it.”