Pat makes last call

MegaCity receptionist Pat Wharton who is retiring after 15 years.
MegaCity receptionist Pat Wharton who is retiring after 15 years.
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A RECEPTIONIST has made her last call for a charity-run Sheffield venture.

Pat Wharton, 60, said her final farewell to the Sheffield Megacentre on Friday after 15 years of volunteering and working for the facility.

But she will be back – both to pop in and as a member of Hope City Church which is behind the business and community centre.

The Rotherham resident, who left on Friday, said: “It’s a great church and a great workplace.

“I’ll miss speaking and meeting to people because you get involved and there’s people from the community coming in all the time.”

And there is a lot to get involved with at the not-for-profit organisation.

It offers conferencing facilities, a play centre and nursery as well as a residential programme for young women with life controlling issues.

Pat got involved after learning of the good work being done through a former colleague.

She volunteered for a couple of years before starting to work there.

Now she’s retired Pat is hoping to spend more time with her husband and eldest daughter Stacey Cohler, 33, who is a mum-to-be, as well as her first grandchild.

She celebrated the retirement with a meal and left with a ‘car boot full’ of gifts.

Pat said: “It has been a brilliant place to work for, it’s your dream job really.”