A woman who set up a foundation to help families affected by domestic abuse has been honoured with a community award.
Ann Ramsden, who founded the Rosalie Ryrie Foundation in 2005, has been presented with a Halifax Giving Extra Award.
She was one of 67 regional winners to receive one of the bank’s awards after being nominated by Danielle Corby, a volunteer at the foundation.
Mrs Ramsden said: “I’m incredibly chuffed to win this award and totally surprised to have been nominated.
“It’s the work that all our volunteers at the Rosalie Ryrie Foundation do that makes such a difference to families in our community, not just me, so I’m delighted that through this recognition I can acknowledge their hard work too.” The Rosalie Ryrie Foundation works with whole families, including the victims and perpetrators of abuse.
Thousands of families have been helped by the organisation, based at Brunswick Street, Wakefield.
Richard Stuart, community ambassador for Halifax bank, said: “Halifax received thousands of nominations nationwide, so we’re delighted Ann has won a Halifax Giving Extra Award in Yorkshire. The work she has done for the community is outstanding and truly deserves the recognition.”