Dianne Fernee was elected to Wymondham Town Council in 2011 and subsequently for 2013-14 during this time she was instrumental in setting up Wymondham Business group, as the previous Chamber of Commerce had dissolved.
It was during her year as Mayor that she became involved in Dementia Support for the town including giving assistance to the Pabulum café, and in conjunction with Age Concern, established a tool kit and training for local businesses this becoming the bench mark to be used throughout Norfolk. Since then she has been a committed member of the support group and her good work, together with that of all the helpers here resulted in a Queens Voluntary Service Award being received in 2017, and I know she was delighted to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace with Trevor Brown.
The growth of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group has been phenomenal, starting with some six couples eight years ago and with over 80 couples at the present time.
She was also heavily involved in the Battle to save Admiral Dementia Nurses and thanks to her efforts together with other compaigners the foundation has now been made for a sustainable nursing service.
For her sterling Community Service work Mayor Cllr Robert Savage was pleased to present on behalf of the Town Council the Civic Award to Dianne Fernee.