Our dedicated volunteers at Wirral Hospice St John’s have been honoured with the presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service at a special celebration evening held at Neston Cricket Club on Monday 31 October 2016.
The evening was attended by more than 100 of the Hospice’s 500+ volunteers who help the Hospice in many ways, including patient care and family support, reception, admin, gardening, housekeeping and fundraising.
The prestigious award was presented by the Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE and graciously received by Mrs Sandra Fairclough and Ms Emma McKeown on behalf of the Hospice’s volunteers.
Other dignitaries supporting the event were Deputy Lieutenants Colonel Martin Amlot and Mr Stephen Burrows, and Deputy Mayor, Mrs Ann McLachlan.
Julie Gorry, Wirral Hospice’s Chief Executive said: “We are very proud of our volunteers who are so deserving of this special honour.
“Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do here in providing such a special place of care and support for our patients and their loved ones. We could not run without the immense amount of time, energy and expertise our volunteers bring to our charity.
“Thank you to each and every volunteer for what you bring to us, your kindness and dedication shines through.”
Photos from the night are in our Facebook album Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Presentation Evening which can be viewed even if you don’t have a Facebook account.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Wirral Hospice volunteer, please visit our Jobs & Volunteering web section or contact Carole Snow on 0151 334 2778.
Author: Teresa Nightingale