Hospice volunteers thanked for invaluable efforts - The Leamington Observer

Hospice volunteers thanked for invaluable efforts

Leamington Editorial 5th Feb, 2018   0

DEDICATED volunteers at Myton Hospice have been thanked for their invaluable efforts.

More than 120 volunteers who have spent between five and 35 years supporting the charity were recognised at a special ceremony.

Many help out in charity shops or at the hospices sites in Warwick, Rugby and Coventry.

Jean Ball, who volunteers at the Kenilworth shop, was thanked for her 20 years of service.

She said: “My husband was a GP so we were shown around Warwick Myton Hospice when it first opened. After he died I decided I wanted to help out at Myton as I thought the hospice was so lovely. I’ve been here ever since.”

Also recognised were lottery collector Philippa Collett, Warwick shop volunteer Vera Oughton, and volunteer receptionists Sandra Speek and Dorsey Taylor.

Hospice spokeswoman Charlotte Witteridge said: “At Myton we have more than 1,000 volunteers who give their time to enable us to continue to support people with terminal and life limiting illnesses and their families in Coventry and Warwickshire.

“This year we have presented over 120 of our dedicated volunteers with a long service award, some of whom have been with Myton since the hospice was first established back in 1982. We are incredibly thankful to all of our fantastic volunteers for their continued support.”

Visit www.mytonhospice.org/volunteering for more information about volunteering.

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