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Six shortlisted for Luton & Bedfordshire Community Award

27th September 2019

Congratulations to six members of staff from Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) who have been shortlisted for a Luton & Bedfordshire Community Award.

They are:

Karen Samm (Paediatric Nurse) – Healthcare Hero

Yvonne Weldon (Dementia Nurse Specialist) – Healthcare Hero

Bianca Lee John (Community Fundraiser) – Fundraiser of the Year

Donna Pratt (Fundraising Assistant) – Service with a Smile

Kirsty Morgan (Lead Play Therapist) – Service with a Smile

Martin Russell (Volunteer and Charity Ambassador) – Helping Hand

The NICU Big Build project, which saw a house renovated by volunteers to provide accommodation for parents, has also been shortlisted for Community Project of the Year.

The awards ceremony, which this year has chosen the L&D’s Helipad appeal as its Charity, will be held on 11th October.

For more information on the awards visit


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