Laurie Wilkinson, known as the Psychy Poet, has been awarded Advanta resident of the month for December. Laurie studied and practised psychiatry before retiring and moving to Eastbourne a few years ago.
Laurie took up writing in the late 1990s and recently penned 90 poems in 10 months. Proceeds for his poetry books entitled Poetic Views of Life and More Poetic Views of Life, which can be purchased on Amazon, go towards the charity Help For Heroes.
Malcolm Toghill was delighted to present Laurie with the Resident of the Month award for his fundraising achievements,
The Resident of the Month Award was introduced to recognise unsung heroes in the local community and is jointly sponsored by Advanta Chartered Accountants and the Eastbourne Herald.
Laurie will also receive a complimentary meal for two at Ridgways Restaurant in Meads Street. To nominate someone for the award email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 411222.