This month, our colleague spotlight is Linda Phillips. Linda has worked for Surrey Choices for 27 years and at the end of March 2019 she will be retiring. Linda has built so many amazing relationships with our customers, colleagues, parents and carers and she will be dearly missed! We left a special message for Linda in our newsletter spotlight:
At the end of March, we are seeing Linda Philips retire from Surrey Choices. Over the past 27 years, Linda has touched the hearts of many, working at Cranstock, Camberley Community Group and now with Woking Community Group. Her dedication to ensuring that customers are supported to make the most out of their lives is phenomenal. Linda has formed great working relationships with customers, parents, and carers, she even went to the extent of supporting two individuals to get married! Linda was recognised for her voluntary work outside of our Services and was awarded an MBE. Everyone at Surrey Choices would like to wish Linda all the best for her retirement. May you have a relaxing new chapter ahead of you.
Can you tell us a fact we might not know about you already?
I have been in the fortunate position to have travelled to many places. Las Vegas being one of my favourites when I was young and glamorous!
How would your friends and family describe you?
Always thinking of others before myself, passionate about whatever I do and my partner says I always make him laugh!
If you could spend a day doing your dream job, what would it be?
Looking after and training baby Orangutans in Borneo, helping them get back into the wild.
Which actress would best play you in a film about your life?
It would have to be Dawn French!
What does #LifeGoals mean to you?
My main goal in life is simply to be happy and to be healthy. I always make continuous goals in life along the way, which usually involve my family and friends.
What is on the top of your bucket list?
- Go to North America and visit the Island of Vashon
- Go to Niagra Falls
- Visit the orphan Orangutans in Borneo
What is your greatest work achievement and why?
One of my proudest moments of my time at Surrey Choices was the total surprise of being awarded the British Citizen Award in 2015, through staff, customers and customer’s parents nominating me.
Check back in next month for our next colleague spotlight!