The winner of the 2021 FHT Local Group Coordinator of the Year award, is...Jackie Hamilton!
Jackie Hamilton has been Joint Coordinator, with Beverly Chilson, of the Norwich local group since its creation in 2018. The group has gone from strength to strength over the past three years and has excelled throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Jackie was quick to adopt virtual meetings when indoor gatherings were not possible and ensured her group had a varied calendar of events, including baby massage, ear reflexology, marketing and crystals, meaning her attendees could continue their learning, whatever their specialism.
Jackie also runs the very interactive FHT Local Support Group Norwich Facebook page, with over 320 members. Here she uploads recordings of Norwich’s virtual meetings, creating an extensive library of videos that are presented by experienced therapists and tutors, which all members are free to explore. Jackie continues to thrive and work hard for her group, creating a connected and inclusive environment, even when therapists were missing the sense of community they had originally enjoyed at physical meetings.
Finalists: Alison Brown, Janet Cairnie and Sarah Holmes