A prestigious honour

Lisa Harrington (third from left) receives Marsh Volunteer award at the House of Lords from Addaction Chief Executive, Simon Antrobus (second from left)
Lisa Harrington (third from left) receives Marsh Volunteer award at the House of Lords from Addaction Chief Executive, Simon Antrobus (second from left)

A St Helens woman has been honoured at the House of Lords.

Lisa Harrington, a key figure at the Addaction Centre of Excellence, in St Helens, has been given the Marsh Volunteer Award for her exceptional work in supporting people with drug an alcohol issues.

She has worked with Addaction for over two years, and was one of the first Recovery Champions, helping to ensure that people can benefit from medical support but the experience of people who have been there and overcome their problems. She has also helped clients gain NVQs in various subjects.

Director of Public Health at St Helens Council, Liz Gaulton said: “I am delighted that Lisa has won this award. Not only because it recognizes the valuable work that she has done but because it sends a clear message to the community that our centre, in Corporation Street, is about hope and people working together to solve very human problems and achieve their potential.”