Children said goodbye to their loved family community worker at Shiregreen United Reformed Church on Valentine Crescent.
Lisa Wigfield first came to the toddler group run by the Children and Families project when her own daughter, who is now 17, was just a few months old.
She joined in, and then volunteered to help in running the toddler group, and became the full-time family and community worker 11 years ago.
Lisa is soon beginning a full-time course to become a Church Related Community Worker by the national United Reformed Church, and starts training in September.
The after-school club, through which she is known to so many families, had their end of school summer party where she was cheered and handed gifts to mark her departure.
Lisa received gifts from all the groups that she has supported at church, and though she is going away to be trained, she promised to stay in touch.
Lisa said: “It has been a real privilege to work alongside all these children and their families, and they have been a part of the life of my family too.”
Because of the high-quality work that Lisa and others involved in the project, Shiregreen United Reformed Church has been recognised as a Child-Friendly Church.