Long-serving Myton Hospice volunteers honoured - The Rugby Observer

Long-serving Myton Hospice volunteers honoured

Andy Morris 31st Jan, 2018   0

SELFLESS volunteers who have dedicated up to 35 years of their lives to helping people with life-limiting illnesses have been honoured.

Over 120 volunteers were thanked by Myton’s Chief Executive, Ruth Freeman, and the charity’s Trustees at a special ceremony.

It was held in tribute to volunteers who perform roles ranging from working in Myton’s charity shops to helping out at its Day Hospices and Inpatient Units.

Among them were Richard and Janet Avery and Geoff Kennedy, who have each dedicated 35 years of fundraising for Myton via the Rugby Myton Hospice 250+ Club.

Geoff Kennedy was involved in the creation of the original Rugby 250 Club in 1982 and has been helping to raise money for The Myton Hospices ever since. (s)

The club has raised over £175,000 for Myton in its 35 years by running a local monthly lottery.

Geoff was involved with the steering committee responsible for founding the club, which Richard and Janet joined soon after.

Joan Stretton – whose volunteer roles include helping the fundraising team, sitting service and the Day Hospice – was thanked for her 15 years of services, while fundraising volunteer Mick Fennell has marked 10 years with Myton.

Joan Stretton and Mick Fennell were thanked for their respective 15 and 10 years of volunteering with Myton. (s)

The charity’s volunteering development manager Charlotte Witteridge said: “At Myton we have more than 1,000 volunteers who give their time to enable us to continue to support people with terminal and life limiting illnesses and their families.

“This year we have presented over 120 of our dedicated volunteers with a long service award, some of whom have been with Myton since the hospice was first established back in 1982.

“We are incredibly thankful to all of our fantastic volunteers for their continued support.”

Visit www.mytonhospice.org/volunteering for more information.


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