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Thank you Dawn

Date: 15 Apr 2014

At the 2014 Healthy Workplace Awards it was a privilege to thank my lovely colleague Dawn Hedger, HR Manager from A & E Rodda’s & Sons after retiring at the end of February 2014. Dawn has been a fantastic support to the Healthy Workplace programme and has worked with me on some fantastic ideas that came from Rodda’s and her team for example: 'The Mentor Award' and '2012 Cook Well, Be Well Challenge'. Dawn has been an inspiration to me personally and I have learned a lot from her. Dawn has presented to many other local companies across the county to inspire them to think more about the health and well-being of staff and also nationally and regionally for the British Heart Foundation. I would like to say a huge thank you to Dawn personally for all her hard work, support and dedication to the Healthy Workplace Programme and I wish Dawn all the very best in her retirement.

We will miss you lots.

Love Rachel

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