Dedicated volunteer is made Resident of the Month

Geoffrey Rockingham and Mike Cottingham
Geoffrey Rockingham and Mike Cottingham

DEDICATED volunteer Geoffrey Rockingham has been awarded the Resident of the Month for December.

Geoff has been a volunteer minibus driver at Eastbourne DGH for nearly 17 years.

Twice a week he collects senior citizens from around the town and takes them to the hospital for a lunchtime social get-together.

For some of them, this is the only chance they have to leave the house.

The Resident of the Month award is sponsored by Advanta Chartered Accountants and the Eastbourne Herald.

Mike Cottingham, director at Advanta, met up with Geoff this week to present him with a special certificate.

Mike said, “Geoffrey really is an unsung hero. He’s been giving up his time every week to drive the pensioners around for many years and they are enormously grateful when they see his cheerful face.

“He’s a down to earth character and very popular and we’re delighted to present him with the award.”

Geoffrey is now looking forward to a complimentary meal for two at Ridgways restaurant in Meads.

To nominate someone for the Resident of the Month award, please telephone 411222 or email