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Local Heroes 2018

What is the Lifetime Achievement?

The Lifetime Achievement Award at Eagle Radio's Local Heroes is given to someone who has dedicated their life to other people and strives to make the lives of those around them as full as they can be.

This could be someone who you can always call whatever time of night or a person who will always go the extra mile to help whatever circumstances they may be in themselves.

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Eve Thursfield

Eve Thursfield

During the war, Eve weaved her way into the WAAF as a Plotter, convincing the recruitment officer she was 18 but in fact, only 16.  This oversight was only discovered when she was shot, at point blank range by a Lieutenant (showing off his new hand gun) whilst stationed in Scotland.  Almost losing her life, Eve was determined to return to duty and she did, six months later.

During Eve's career she was dubbed ""The People's Champion having supported personnel in Germany, Cyprus and Hong Kong in a Welfare capacity.

Eve was the Chief Welfare Officer based at the Cambridge Hospital when the Parachute Regiment was bombed in 1972.  Caring for all the civilians and became a rock to many of those involved.

Once retired, Eve launched Victim Support in Hampshire, based in Aldershot.  She was also involved with the early stages of launching Relate in Camberley.

She became a Governor of Wavell School Farnborough when it first opened in 1970.  Her last role was as a Mental Health Act Manager and eventually becoming the Chairman of Surrey Heath Mental Health.

Eve was involved in so many lives but never sought acknowledgement, thanks or publicity. 

Eve Thursfield passed away in September 2007.


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