Springboard Opportunity Group founder given lifetime achievement award

PUBLISHED: 19:00 15 May 2018

Founder Ann Ramsey and her daughter pictured with guests at a tea party in her honor.

Founder Ann Ramsey and her daughter pictured with guests at a tea party in her honor.

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The co-founder of a Weston-super-Mare charity has won a lifetime achievement award.

Founder Ann Ramsey is retiring after 30 years.Founder Ann Ramsey is retiring after 30 years.

Ann Ramsey founded Springboard Opportunity Group, which is based in Stepping Stone Walk, along with some other mums in 1986.

The charity helps children who have additional needs.

Ann was given a lifetime achievement award at the West Women of the Year Awards but only discovered her success by chance.

MORE: Springboard founder Ann Ramsey steps down after 30 years.

Founder Ann Ramsey and her daughter pictured with guests at a tea party in her honor.Founder Ann Ramsey and her daughter pictured with guests at a tea party in her honor.

She said: “I found out via Facebook.

“My friend had put something on Facebook to say two friends of hers were on the list, and I wondered if I knew anybody.

“And there I was. I couldn’t have been more surprised.”

Ann stepped down from Springboard last year but remains involved with its projects.

A Springboard spokesman said: “Everyone at Springboard is proud Ann’s dedication and work over the past 30 years has been recognised by this award.

“Her involvement continues with the charity as honorary president.”

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