Val recognised 
for 25–years of 
dedicated service

Market Rasen's Val Lancaster has been awarded for her long service and dedication
Market Rasen's Val Lancaster has been awarded for her long service and dedication
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A MARKET Rasen woman has been awarded for her 
long service and 
dedication to Lincolnshire Co-operative.

Val Lancaster has notched up 25 years 
at the Market 
Rasen Foodstore 
and was one of nine employees being honoured at a celebratory dinner at the Lawn in Lincoln.

“I’ve worked at the Market Rasen store since I’ve started,” said Val.

“It’s good because you get to know customers by name, you get to know who they are and a bit about them.

“I’ve seen a lot of changes in the last 25 years - we’ve moved about and the store has been extended.”

Customer service assistant Val is also 
a member of the 
Market Rasen Members’ Group which meets regularly.

One of its roles is to decide on grants and donations to local groups.

“I like being on the members’ group because you get to talk about what local groups are doing in the area and decide how we can support them,” she added.

And it seems 
working for Lincolnshire Co-op is something that also runs in the family.

One of Val’s sons, Mark, started his career at Market Rasen and is now a store manager at Riseholme Road in Lincoln.

“Our colleagues are our most important 
asset and we’re 
delighted to be able to recognise these 
dedicated members of staff in this way,” said Heather Lee, the 
society’s head of 
people and performance.