'Incredible' Mirvet wins award for dedication to Hatfield school

PUBLISHED: 12:24 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:24 03 July 2017

Nina Morgan, Mirvet Brodie and Paul Haynes outside the Howard Centre in Welwyn Garden City.

Nina Morgan, Mirvet Brodie and Paul Haynes outside the Howard Centre in Welwyn Garden City.

Danny Loo Photography 2017

A dedicated Hatfield school bursar who works tirelessly behind the scenes has received a Howard Centre Community Heroes award.

Mirvet Brodie works at Onslow St Audrey’s School in Hatfield and was nominated by her colleague Elle Tyler for a Howard Centre Community Heroes award.

Elle told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “Even though she is super busy, she will always be making sure every charity event raises its full potential.

“She will get in early to be on the gate to collect donations on non-uniform day.

“She will stay late to help the Dragons [Dragons’ Apprentice challenge] with a disco or quiz.

“She will be in at weekends and during the holidays to help with other events.

“But even more spectacular than that, for the past three years she has knitted hats for the campaigns supported by Welwyn Hatfield Times and Grant Shapps.

“She has knitted over 400 hats herself and with the help of her two friends they have knitted almost 1,500 items to be sent overseas.

“She is a very special person, who is often behind the scenes on many occasions and never gets given the recognition she deserves.”

As part of the award, Mirvet was presented with a £100 cheque by Welwyn Hatfield Times editor Nina Morgan and Howard Centre manager Paul Haynes.

Nina said: “Mirvet does an incredible job and is a worthy winner of this award.”

Paul added: “It’s great to see someone who is looked up to by the students as a role model. Mirvet goes above and beyond the call of duty.”

Mirvet, who has worked at the school for 19 years and lives in Panshanger, said: “I’m amazed to get this award. It’s lovely.

“Onslow is a great school with great students. I have seen lots of progress from 1998 to date.”

•The Howard Centre Community Hero awards have been running on a monthly basis and there will be an overall community hero crowned at the Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards ceremony on July 20.

The Howard Centre is also the headline partners of the Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2017.

There are lots of other categories in the Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards. To make a nomination, visit http://whtcommunityawards.co.uk/

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