Petroc staff member has a ‘Feel-good Friday’ courtesy of The Voice FM

A member of Petroc staff was surprised by local radio station The Voice as part of their Feel-good Fridays, after being nominated by her colleague.

Sue Gowing, placement support officer, was nominated by her colleague Lisa Wallis, for her hard work at the Liberty Centre café.

Her prize was a buffet lunch, provided by North Devon Hospice-run café Sheppards, and was delivered by hospice communications officer Leo Cooper – shortly before she was interviewed live on air.

“Sue is amazing – she is my work crush!” said Lisa. “She works really hard and she never gets to sit down. So today I thought it would be nice that she is surprised by lunch.”

And surprised she was!

“I’m overwhelmed,” said Sue. “It’s a lovely surprise.”

“Feel-good Fridays are a way of celebrating hard-working people in the community,” explained Leo, “and they are a thank you to everyone who supports Sheppards café. It helps us raise awareness about the café too.”

Sue works in the Liberty Centre cafe with Petroc's supported learning students, making delicious cakes, soups and open sandwiches, which teaches students employability and life skills.

The cafe is open to the public too - click here to view the Facebook page and find out what delicious food they are cooking today.