Celebrating a Camberley Hero

Aug 11, 2021 in Leightons News

Annie and her certificate

Please join us in extending our warmest congratulations to Annie McDowall, Senior Optical Hearing Assistant at Leightons Camberley, for her recent award as a Camberley Hero!

Annie’s nomination comes as part of the Celebrate Camberley event which, took place on the 24th July 2021. The day itself was a celebration of all things Camberley and the individuals who have made a positive impact to others and their community. Put together by a collective group of town centre partners, the day was packed full of entertainment and activities for local people to enjoy.

On the day, those lucky enough to be selected as a Camberley Hero received an exclusive VIP experience where their efforts were celebrated, with each individual receiving a certificate from the Mayor of Camberley. Not only did all recipients get to enjoy a glass of bubbly, but they also got to tuck into some tasty treats supplied by local restaurants. Plus, each hero received a bag full of goodies, all of which were gifted by local businesses.

The nomination for Annie was submitted by her practice team to acknowledge all her wonderful hard work over many years, but especially during the pandemic. For many patients coming into the practice, Annie is the first port of call. She is always happy to offer an ear to anyone who may be concerned or about their eyes or an appointment they may have, lending them words of reassurance.

Annie has also gone the extra mile to keep her colleagues and their patients safe during the pandemic, taking it upon herself to ensure that the all optometrists were fully kitted out with the correct PPE and looking after the welfare of the whole team, making sure that everyone took regular breaks.

We are so thrilled that Annie was able to receive the recognition she deserved for her hard work throughout the many years she has been a part of our Camberley team. Well done Annie!