People

Helen is awarded the outstanding people’s honour for her work in the Sale community

By Peter Trollope at

Helen Allen – the Sale Rotary Club – wins this year’s Tom Morris award

Helen Allen is a serving Senior Staff Nurse at Wythenshawe Hospital and combines work, raising a young family and a wide range of voluntary activities, from starting the PEPAIDS Charity in her 20s to help alleviate poverty and HIV/Aids in Zambia, to current roles in the local community, such as Life Centre Ambassador, a member of Sale and District Lions Club, and Charities officer for Trafford Business Club.

Helen Allen receives the Tom Morris Award from the Mayor of Trafford, Cllr Jonathan Coupe, as Sale Rotary Club President, Barbara Blundell, looks on

Despite recently battling cancer, she still thinks of others, “blogging” information combining her medical knowledge with the perspective of someone going through treatment.

She has been recognised nationally as an inspirational figure, for example as The British Journal of Nursing’s Nurse of the Year and locally as one of the 40 Faces of Trafford.