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Delight as the Revd Canon Sally Fogden receives Suffolk Medal

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Delight as the Revd Canon Sally Fogden receives Suffolk Medal

The Revd Canon Sally Fogden MBE, has been honoured receiving the county's first Suffolk Medal.  Administered by the Suffolk Community Foundation, the award's purpose is to recognise, reward and champion 'exceptional' contributions of people living in Suffolk - those who have made a fundamental, measurable and lasting difference to people's lives.

Key elements for consideration include a clear demonstration of outstanding volunteering, either as a single feat, an accumulation of personal impact over a period of time, or a lifetime of selfless service.  Those honoured each year with the Suffolk Medal will have their names recorded and stories told at the Suffolk Records Office.

Sally Fogden was a member of the first group of women to be ordained in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich in 1994.  She is founder and chair of the Suffolk branch of the Farming Community Network. Sally was the driving force behind the Addington Fund - which helped to alleviate problems for Suffolk pig farmers during the outbreak of classical swine fever in 2000 and rural communities during the foot and mouth epidemic in 2001, for which she received an MBE.

As founder of the Rural Coffee Caravan, she has helped to alleviate rural loneliness and isolation, and played a key role in launching the Meet-up Mondays initiative. (see our website for more information here)

Sally said: "I am very honoured and also very surprised.  I keep thinking of all the amazing people who could have been given this award and am still shocked I have been chosen. I feel this honour is very much for the charities with which I have worked."

 

For full story please visit the East Anglian Daily Times here.

Picture by Lucy Brown, EADT.