Dedicated Hospice supporter receives an award for services to the community.

Newcastle Building Society’s annual Cornerstone of the Communities Awards Event was held at Judges Hotel in Yarm recently.

Bob Hardman was nominated by Hartlepool & District Hospice for the prestigious People’s Choice Award which recognises people who have made an outstanding difference in the community and took first prize; following on from the success in 2012 of Hospice volunteer Eileen Gardner.

Bob is a member of Hartlepool Golf Club, where he has taken the role of both Captain and Vice Captain and has used these positions to generate support for the Hospice through taking part in the Great North Run for the last four years along with a number of fellow supporters from the club. Through this, and other fundraising events organised at the club, he has raised in excess of £18,000 for our charity.

As well as fundraising for the Hospice, Bob has spent the last two years tirelessly campaigning for changes in gun laws, following the tragic shooting of his two sisters and niece on New Year’s Day 2012.

Bob was joined at the event by his wife Kathy and nephew Bobby to receive his award from Angela Russell Finance Director at the Newcastle BS.

Jean Fairweather, Hartlepool Branch Manager, Newcastle Building Society said, “Bob is a fantastic ambassador for the community.  Following the devastating personal tragedy he has campaigned tirelessly against gun crime.”

“In addition, he has also found time to raise more than £18,000 for the Hospice.  He really is an inspiration to us all and the passion and vigour he shows for the causes he’s committed to is something we should all be immensely proud of.”

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