Celebrating outstanding commitment

Date Published: 8th August 2019

Each year, Teesside Hospice shows its thanks to staff and volunteers by hosting the Long Service Awards and recognises team members who are celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years’ service.

This year the Long Service Awards were held on Wednesday 7th August with 49 staff and volunteers from Teesside Hospice achieving a long service award, as recognition for their hard work and commitment. 

Pictured - Teesside Hospice staff and volunteers celebrating receiving their long service awards, with David Smith, Chief Executive at Teesside Hospice and Ann O'Hanlon, Trustee. 

David Smith, Chief Executive at Teesside Hospice said:

“Teesside Hospice is about the people, our patients, staff, volunteers and supporters, it's them that set us apart. The Long Service Awards are a great way to show how much we value our wonderful volunteers and thank them for the much appreciated work they freely provide to Teesside Hospice. Volunteer support is crucial to the day-to-day workings of Teesside Hospice – it is only with their help that we can provide our care to local families facing a life-limiting illness.”

"The Long Service Awards not only honour the commitment and support given by our volunteers but they also celebrate the many years of dedication from our staff members and trustees too. We are very fortunate to have team members that have shown many years of commitment and loyalty – congratulations to all those celebrating this year and on behalf of the hospice I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to you all.”

David continued, “With thanks to our volunteers, Teesside Hospice is able to help over 3,000 people each year, hold fundraising events, successfully operate 11 charity shops, an online shop, provide a warm welcome to visitors, plus much more – every role makes a difference and helps to raise funds for the hospice."

This year, John Lowe, volunteer ambulance driver, achieved his 25 years’ service award – an incredible accomplishment which is invaluable to the hospice. We would like to say a huge thank you, and well done to John! 

Pictured - John Lowe, volunteer ambulance driver achieved his 25 years' service award - an incredible achievement

Becoming a volunteer at Teesside Hospice can provide you with an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and gain valuable experience in a variety of roles. 

If you have some spare time that you would like to dedicate to your local hospice there are many volunteer opportunities available – visit our volunteering page for more information. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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