Jenny has been an outstanding Hang gliding competition Meet Director for a number of years, she was asked to undertake this role because of her good humour, commitment, ability and natural authority which has proven invaluable in the difficult task of keeping order and discipline in a rebellious crowd of competition pilots.
She is however being proposed for this award because she has, while being Meet Director of a British competition held overseas, now twice been put in the unfortunate position of having to use her specialist medical knowledge and organisational skills to deal with and direct the response to a serious accident and the aftermath of dealing with hospitals whilst abroad and coordinating the return of the injured pilot to the UK. Furthermore in 2015 she flew out to Spain to for a week to organise the care and return of a pilot seriously injured in something of a freak accident during our British Nationals which were being run by a different Director. Jenny made the most conspicuous contribution by being on site and having the experience in dealing with the care and management of such situations. Her efforts ensured the best achievable outcome of what was a very serious accident.
We wish to thank and congratulate Jenny for her actions in mitigating the consequences of what has been an unprecedented run of accidents and hope that in future her military training and personal qualities are only called on again to ensure the smooth running of gliding competitions.