Wendy Dunham - awarded both the National Assistance Award and the Alec McGuinness
8th December 2010
Wendy received a standing ovation from members at the recent Awards Dinner when she was presented with the awards - her input to Endurance has been greatly appreciated over the years.
I was delighted that Wendy Dunham, in being awarded not one but two, ‘Unsung Hero’ trophies at the Awards Dinner, at last got the recognition she so highly deserves for all the hard work she has done for EnduranceGB before and since its formation in 2001.The standing ovation that she got from those present at the AGM Dinner showed how well her input has been appreciated.
As Chairman of EHPS she was part of the working party that united EHPS and BERA to form a single society for the benefit of all Endurance riders. She then served on the management committee of the new society including three years as chairman. When she retired from the committee she continued to do a huge amount of work behind the scenes, not only as the official results checker (a huge job as I know having done it myself for 3 years!) but also acting as Technical Steward at rides up and down the country and giving helpful advice to anyone with a problem. She has also been responsible, for as long as I can remember, for working out the results for the Annual Awards evening, purchasing all the rosettes and distance awards, and laying them out in such a way that the prizegiving runs smoothly, no mean undertaking. She says she is not going to do it again and she is going to be a very hard act to follow