HOSPICE: Celebrating our volunteers

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St Oswald’s Hospice would like to say an enormous thank-you to all of the 1,200 volunteers who regularly give up their time in order to support our hospice and the vital care we deliver.

Across the UK, millions of people volunteer each year, including 125,000 people who support hospice care.

At St Oswald’s we’re fortunate to have an enormous army of volunteers, who bring a wealth of experience and skills with them.

Whether they volunteer with us by helping to provide patient care or supporting our other departments at St Oswald’s Hospice, or whether they are volunteering in one of our 27 retail shops across the North East region, everyone within our vast and diverse team plays a huge and significant role in supporting St Oswald’s.

National Volunteers Week allowed us to reflect on the amazing contribution that our 1,200 volunteers make to St Oswald’s.

The number includes more than 100 volunteers from Northumberland.

Without them, we simply wouldn’t be able to deliver the high quality of care that we do.

We’re constantly in awe of the passion and dedication our volunteers demonstrate 365 days of the year.

We celebrated our volunteers throughout the week with a special cream tea, and our long-standing volunteers were honoured at our Long Service Awards ceremony.

James Ellam

Chief Executive

St Oswald’s Hospice

Gosforth