Citizens Advice Exeter announces volunteer of the year award winner

Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, is delighted to announce that Stephen Salter has received the annual Hazel Ball volunteer of the year award. 

The award bears the name of our friend and colleague, Hazel Ball, who we sadly lost in 2015. Hazel first joined our Board in 1980, and was a vocal advocate for the work of our charity throughout her career and in retirement.

Stephen was recognised for his hard work, reliability, flexibility and tea making! He was presented with the award by Hazel’s husband, Jeff Skinner.

Hazel’s husband, Jeff Skinner, said: “I was delighted to be invited to present this well-deserved award to Stephen. It was important to us that Hazel’s involvement with Citizens Advice Exeter was marked in some way, and we are really pleased to be able to support this annual award.”

Award recipient Stephen Salter said: “It was a big surprise to be nominated for the award, and then to win it I was almost speechless. For the award to bear the name of Hazel Ball is extra special. She was a very important trustee and supporter of the charity. I will cherish this.”

Steve Barriball, Citizens Advice Exeter Chief Executive finished by saying:“The award is an important part of how we remember Hazel. She played an important role in ensuring that our volunteering environment and the opportunities on offer were the best that they could be. To mark Stephen’s achievements with an award in Hazel’s name is perfect. We still miss Hazel terribly. But by making this annual award it means that Hazel’s legacy with our Charity continues.”