Last week, Breeze & Wyles launched a competition to find a person in Hertfordshire who has done something exceptional for the community or for their workplace or business, or shown exceptional team spirit over the last week of snowy and hazardous conditions (full details of the competition can still be found on our website at

The joint winners are Liz Hawkins, Aukjen Rooke and Georgina Matthews who were nominated by Pat Burt. In her nomination Pat said:

“I would like to nominate Georgina Matthews, Liz Hawkins and Aukjen Rooke who work in the District Nursing Team at Hoddesdon Health Centre. Of course they are dedicated nurses all year round but in the snow they have gone beyond the call of duty. In this very bad weather they have been covering their regular patients residing in Hailey, Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Wormley, Nazeing and Roydon. Their days have started at 7.30 am and they have also been working on their days off and not taking any breaks for lunch etc. If the patients could not be reached by car they have walked to their homes. They have also helped patients who heating has failed by collecting electric heaters and taking them back to the patients homes. They have prepared breakfast for those that are diabetics and visited those that they felt were vunerable or needed support. Vital medication was also collected on behalf of the patients who’s families were unable to get to the chemists.”

The £100 prize was awarded to them on behalf of Breeze and Wyles at our hosted breakfast seminar this morning by Mark Prisk MP for Hertford and Bishop’s Stortford. The three winners decided immediately to donate their prize winnings to the emergency fund for Haiti.