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Failsworth woman recognised for hard work across the community

Reporter: Jess Reeves
Date published: 29 April 2019


Rena Parkin is thanked for her contribution to public service to children and families in the community as she retires.

The 62-year old is a much loved and valued member of St John's Primary School in Failsworth, where she has worked as a Midday Lunchtime Assistant and then as the Schools Business Administrator.

She is due to retire tomorrow after 30 years. (Tuesday 30th April)

Aswell as being a governor at the primary school for 32 years, Rena has also worked for Oldham Youth Services in Failsworth and Limeside, in which she received a long service award for the recognition of her dedication and hard work.

She was also member of the St John's church choir and ran Sunday schools.

Mr Buxton-Moore the headteacher at St John’s C.E. Primary school said, "Rena is an outstanding member of our team here at St John's who is excited to be starting her next chapter beyond the workforce. 

We will miss her values of fairness and kindness towards all, her wonderful personality and sense of humour. 

We would like, on behalf of our community, to say a huge thanks to Rena for her lifetime of contribution in public service to children in families in Failsworth and wish her all the best as she begins her retirement."


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