A fond farewell to retiring Margaret

Mark Bannister and Margaret Uridge
Mark Bannister and Margaret Uridge
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Welbeing said a heartfelt farewell this week to one of their longest serving members of staff.

Margaret Uridge, pictured with Welbeing Managing Director, Mark Bannister, has retired after 19 years’ service.

Margaret, who is the Welbeing Operations Manager, was part of the original team in 1994 that started a lifeline service at Eastbourne Borough Council.

Margaret said, “Little did anyone know that Welbeing would become such a huge success, not only for local customers but for people living up and down the country.

“Like Welbeing itself, the technology has also come a long way since our launch when most customers only used the famous red pendant. Now they have a whole host of different devices keeping them safe and secure at home.

“I am very proud of the service Welbeing provides and while I will miss my colleagues and our customers greatly, I wish them all well for the future.”

Since those early days when Margaret worked from an office in 68 Grove Road, the organisation, that subsequently merged with Wealden Lifeline in 2005 and became Welbeing, has grown massively and now helps over 42,000 people in Sussex and across the UK to remain living independently in their own homes.

Mark Bannister said, “It is difficult to put into words the scale of the contribution Margaret has made to Welbeing and all the people we help. She has held various roles, distinguishing herself in all of them. I am very proud to have worked alongside her for all these years and wish her very well in her richly deserved retirement.”