St Ann’s volunteer coordinators accept a very special award

By News Team on January 15, 2018

Ernest & Linda

St Ann’s Little Hulton volunteer coordinators Ernest Worsley and Linda Cleary were delighted to accept a special award.

The hospice was recently honoured as Charity of the Year at the Salford CVS Heart of Salford Awards, and Claire Roberts a representative from Salford CVS presented the pair with the accolade on a visit to our Little Hulton site.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said:  “This award is a real credit to everyone at the hospice and it’s great for us to be recognised for our work in the local community in this way.

“We’ve been providing specialist care to people in Salford, as well as to other communities in Greater Manchester, for decades, and we can only do so thanks to the support of local people.  Whether that’s the army of more than 750 volunteers who help us in so many ways, or the generous donors who work tirelessly to ensure we have the funds we need to continue caring for local patients from our three sites and via our outreach services.  We can’t thank everyone enough, and this award is not just for hospice staff and volunteers, but for those people in our wider St Ann’s community too.”

St Ann’s has been at the heart of that local community for almost half a century, providing care and support to thousands of people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Our hospice’s Salford site, in Little Hulton, was opened in 1979 by HRH Princess Anne.  The services provided by St Ann’s have developed and expanded over the years to meet the changing needs of patients and their families, but the core purpose of the hospice to improve the lives of the people it cares for remains the same.

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