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Oldbury woman wins Volunteer of the Year award

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: March 08, 2014

Winner - Pam Bojczuk

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A WOMAN from Oldbury has been awarded a volunteer of the year award by national charity Epilepsy Action at an awards ceremony in Leeds last week.

Pam Bojczuk is an active member of Epilepsy Action's campaign supporters group. She represents people with epilepsy through her involvement in the West Midlands Strategic Clinical Network and the West Midlands Quality Review Service.

Pam has engaged with Sandwell Healthwatch and Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group. She has helped to set up, and is the treasurer for, the Black Country Neurological Alliance. Pam also attends meetings with Epilepsy Action staff and local clinicians as part of her work to improve services locally.

Nicole Crosby-McKenna, campaigns manager at Epilepsy Action, nominated Pam for the award. She said: "Pam is an excellent advocate for our work. She is passionate and knowledgeable about commissioning and helps to bring about change to improve the lives of people with epilepsy. Without doubt, Pam is an exceptional campaigner on behalf of Epilepsy Action and those living with epilepsy."

Accepting the award, Pam said: "I am delighted to receive this award from Epilepsy Action. Knowing that my volunteering is playing a part in improving the lives of people with epilepsy in my area is very rewarding."

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