Longstanding volunteers recognised at Prospect Hospice event

Volunteers with 229 years service have been recognised at a special afternoon tea to celebrate their generous support for Prospect Hospice, stretching back almost as far as the first days of the charity.

With two of the 11 volunteers honoured at the event having supported the hospice for more than thirty years, it was an occasion during which the volunteers were presented with framed certificates acknowledging the contribution of their time and skills over 30, 25, 20, 15 and 10 years.

The volunteers recognised at the event are: Sue Jackson, Yvonne Preston, Bob Bishop, Melvyn Blackman, Sheila Rummings, Cathy Cook, Jennifer Saunders, Angela Ruck, Audrey Goodings, Jean Clapton and Mary Barrett.

The collective contribution of the volunteers was acknowledged by Prospect Hospice chief executive Angela Jordan, who thanked and congratulated them for their years of service. “I hope that you have always found Prospect Hospice to be professional, warm, friendly and welcoming,” she said.

Head of voluntary services Phillipa Huxtable said: “ It has been our great privilege to bring together a group of people who have individually contributed so much to the life of the hospice in support of so many people from our local community, over more than thirty years. We plan to mark the achievements and milestones of the 1,000 volunteers who have supported Prospect Hospice over the years at similar events in the future.”

Pictured is Sue Jackson who has volunteered for Prospect Hospice for 33 years receiving her certificate from our chief executive Angela Jordan. Please view the attached gallery for more photos of volunteers whose long service was recently celebrated.