Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Presentation Evening
Our dedicated volunteers at Wirral Hospice St John’s have been honoured with the official 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 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.
Thank you from the Trustees
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award a voluntary group in the UK can receive. This year, it has been granted to Wirral Hospice St John’s, where we have a force of over 500 generous-hearted, wonderful volunteers who do such valuable work.
It is with great pride that the Trustees thank each and every one of the volunteers for their stalwart support, whatever the role they play in the Hospice’s life.
This voluntary support permeates through the fabric of the Hospice itself and out into the community. Every role is important, from Trustee to catering support to shop helper; too many roles to list, but each one makes such a difference.
An Award well earned by all the Hospice’s loyal supporters: thank you so much for your excellent efforts.
Dr Paul Cuthbertson. MBE
Chair of Trustees
You can find out more about our Hospice volunteering opportunities here.