September 28th, 2016

Phab Rubery club wins trophy in first year

Phab Rubery club wins trophy in first year Phab Rubery club wins trophy in first year
Louise Edgell of Lickey Phab receives the Jo Webb Award from the Award co-sponsor, John Webb. (s)

A RUBERY woman has fended off competition from over 30 clubs to win a prize for establishing a Lickey base where people with disabilities can socialise with non-disabled people.

Lousie Edgell, 27, established the club a year ago as one of 200 running nationwide for the Phab charity, which stands for Physically Disabled and Able Bodied and also welcomes people with learning disabilities.

The trophy was awarded, along with a £250 bursary, to Louise on May 11 as part of Midland Phab’s annual Jo Webb Award scheme.

The accolade is named after a severely disabled volunteer who passed away in 2013 after 35 years of dedicated service.

Louise was selected after other Phab clubs in the region nominated her as the individual who had done the most to further Phab’s philosophy of ‘Making More of Life Together’.

She said: “Phab is a charity very close to my heart and although the Lickey Club is only a year old, we have a fantastic team of dedicated volunteers and a membership of over 30 people.”

The club, which takes place at the Trinity Centre in Lickey meets on Monday evenings 7.30pm to 9.30pm and always welcomes new disabled and non-disabled people to join.

For further information phone 07814 122990.