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Bury St Edmunds Cancer Research UK Cornhill shop manager Gail Betts wins national title





A Bury St Edmunds charity shop manager has won recognition for her efforts and achievements with a national award.

Gail Betts, who is manager of Cancer Research UK’s Cornhill shop, won the Being Credible title at the charity’s annual Our Heroes awards ceremony, which was held in London on Thursday.

There were 800 nominations for the awards, with one winner in each of four categories.

Gail Betts, manager of Cancer Research UK's shop on Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Submitted
Gail Betts, manager of Cancer Research UK's shop on Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Submitted

Gail, who has worked at the Cornhill shop for 10 years, said: “We had an excellent year last year – sales-wise and everything else – while I’ve also been helping our new area manager, so I think it was a case of everything coming together.

“The volunteers here were so happy when they heard I had won.”

Gail said winning the award was a surprise, but she was ‘really pleased’ when her name was announced.

“It is lovely to receive recognition for the work I have done for the last 10 years, but it is all a team effort,” she said.

“We have got a lovely team of about 15 volunteers at the shop – three of them are turning 80 this year – and the volunteers really keep me going. It is a team performance and I couldn’t have done it without my team.”

Our Heroes is a peer-judged recognition scheme that congratulates and thanks staff for their efforts. Gail was nominated by her area manager.