Award Presentation 1

Bernie Worsfold from Lancashire has won the Bill Hart Award for outstanding service to Youth Philately in 2016. Bernie has run the School Stamp Club at Heyhouses Primary School in Lytham St Annes for over twenty years. He is now bringing philately to the grandchildren of the children he started stamp collecting at the beginning. He helps in many other ways besides running the stamp club with visits to places and he is often an extra hand around the school including Remembrance Day and talks to classes about his time in the RAF.

Head Teacher, Elizabeth Hodgson, said “Bernie is very popular with the children at the school. He was formerly our “Lollipop Man” and has run the club with great success for over twenty years. He contributes a great deal to the school community. He is a lovely, kind person always willing to do that bit more. The staff and pupils think the world of him”

The Bill Hart Award recognises just one person each year who has done a great deal to promote youth philately. Chairman of Stamp Active, John Davies, added, “Bernie is a great example of how an individual’s love of stamps can be shared with young people today. He is an outstanding role model.”

Bernie is pictured receiving his Award from two members of his Stamp Club and the Head Teacher at Heyhouses Primary School.