City Hospice volunteer, Edith Clarke, has been awarded the Order of Mercy, a prestigious medal, for her voluntary service over many years to charities and non-profit organisations in the United Kingdom and overseas.
The awards ceremony took place at The Mansion House, in the City of London, in the presence of HRH Princess Katerina of Yugoslavia, The Lord Mayor of London (Locum Tenens) and many other distinguished guests.
The Rt Hon the Lord Lingfield, President of the League of Mercy said “Mrs Clarke has done extraordinary work for those most in need. She is a marvellous example of someone whose longstanding and voluntary dedication to the service and welfare of others is noteworthy and remarkable and we were delighted to be able to give this well-deserved award to her.”
The League of Mercy was originally created in 1899 for the encouragement and recognition of voluntary work in hospitals and the community. It was re-founded as a nationwide registered charity in 1999 and now continues the work of the original founder, King Edward VII.
City Hospice is a registered charity at the heart of Cardiff, providing specialist medical, nursing and end of life care to patients in their own homes. The charity offers counselling to adults and children, welfare benefits advice and day centres with a range of activities. We are the only at-home palliative care provider for the city of Cardiff and need to raise a total of £2m to keep providing these specialist services.
Sarah Bull, Head of Counselling and Bereavement, would like to thank Edith for all of her hard work. “Edith has been such an important member of the Counselling Team for the past 22 years and we love having her in to help us. She’s supported so many bereaved families as a City Hospice volunteer and we can’t thank her enough for all that she’s done for us. We couldn’t have continued such a successful service without her. Thank you, Edith, and well done!”
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