On Thursday, 19th November 2009 - EVELYNE HULME, our Rehoming Officer, was awarded the title "Local Heroes - Volunteer of the Year 2009" in the 11th Annual Local Heroes Awards run by SILK106.9 radio. Diane Walker and Tregony Windsor attended a glittering Presentation Dinner at Macclesfield Town Football Club and were so proud to hear Evelyne's name announced! Tregony received the award on Evelyne's behalf and explained her absence from the Celebrations. Poor Evelyne had been caring for a rescue cat called Patsy and the naughty feline had chosen the morning of the Awards to go missing. She needs regular medication and Evelyne spent the entire day and evening searching for her. She eventually spotted Patsy on the car park of the Horse and Jockey pub, about half a mile from home. This was well after ten pm. Lured by the fish that Evelyne produced, Patsy was captured and taken home apparently none the worse for her lack of medication. Having been informed of her Award by text, Evelyne then allowed herself the luxury of a glass of sherry and a sit-down!