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City Hospice host official volunteer recognition event to appreciate their wonderful team of volunteers, without who their work would not be possible

 

Samantha Curtis, Volunteer Development Manager explains:

“Towards the end of 2021, we held a fantastic appreciation event to officially recognise and reward our volunteers for their contribution to City Hospice. We were able to do this because of grant support that we received from the National Lottery Community Fund for which we’re incredibly grateful.

Held at the Village Hotel in Whitchurch, with almost 120 volunteers in attendance, we were proud to bring many of our volunteers together and we used this opportunity to present our first ever Volunteer Long Service awards!

We missed our volunteers during the pandemic

Volunteer Mill Presdee receives her award from Chair of Council at City Hospice

Many of our volunteers throughout the pandemic missed out on much needed social interaction, and engagement with other volunteers due to restrictions or having to adapt to challenging circumstances. For a long period of time, many of our services (such as our Day Centre, and Patient driving roles) were on hold. From hosting this event, it was incredibly evident that the volunteers not only treasured the long service accolades being presented at the ceremony, but also thoroughly enjoyed being back with their friends and meeting other volunteers.

Liz Andrews presents an award to volunteer Edith Clarke

The event was incredibly important for us to acknowledge our volunteers, and all that they provide to City Hospice. Without each and every one of our wonderful volunteers, we quite simply would not be able to provide the level of care and support that we do, to those living with life limiting illnesses, and their families across Cardiff.

Each of our volunteers that attended the event, left with a little goody bag which included a certificate, some gorgeous hand-made chocolates and some extra goodies that were generously donated from local businesses.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the National Lottery Community Fund for enabling us to put on this special event through grant funding, Zurich for supporting us with the creation and sponsorship of our volunteer goody bags, Cocoandco for kindly creating our handmade chocolate gift boxes and Tesco Culverhouse Cross for generously donating some gifts to also include in the goody bags”.

Samantha went on to say:

This event has been incredibly important to our volunteers, and City Hospice. Being able to bring so many people together to officially recognise and appreciate our volunteers has been very special. It’s evident from the sheer amount of comments and feedback from our volunteers that everyone really enjoyed themselves.

Our volunteers are absolutely vital to the work we do and it’s been an absolute honour to organise this event in recognition of all our volunteers hard work and efforts at City Hospice”

Pam Williams, fundraising and admin volunteer told us:

Pam Williams receiving her award from Liz Andrews, CEO, City Hospice

“It was such a truly enjoyable and memorable event. I really appreciate all of the thought that went into it. I am so chuffed with my award and I can tell you that it was totally unexpected. I will treasure both the brooch and the certificate. Thank you”

If you would like to find out how you can join our team of wonderful volunteers, please visit our page here 

 

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