Staff and volunteers have been honoured at a special event in the city centre

By News Team on September 20, 2019

The celebration event, which was held at the offices of one of our supporters Eversheds Sutherland, celebrated a year of achievements here at St Ann’s.

Following the 50th Annual General Meeting of the Board of Trustees on Monday, staff and volunteers were presented with their long-service certificate and gift. The length of service ranged from 5 years to 30 years and it was a wonderful way for us to mark those amazing achievements and say thank you.

As well as the long service celebrations, we presented the annual Chair’s awards, which were presented by the hospice’s Chair of the Board Professor Jackie Oldham, to those who have gone above and beyond in upholding the hospice’s values over the last year. Congratulations to all the nominees.

The winners were:


Sam O’Reilly, Community Fundraiser

Tina Peel and Amanda Connors, Day Therapy


Bobby Magee, Advanced Physiotherapist


Alistair Culpan & Phil Bickerstaff, Facilities Managers


Kelly Foster, Ward Manager

Vicky Finch, Ward Clerk

Lucy Leeming, Fundraising Manager

Team St Ann’s

HR Team

Community Specialist Palliative Care Team

Lottery Team

Volunteer Recognition Award

Judith Lacy, Fundraising Volunteer

Mitchell Brough, Fundraising Volunteer

Dr Barbara Murray, Medical Volunteer

I’m so proud to be part of a team that consistently provides such outstanding care and support to local patients and this event was a way of thanking just some of the people who make that possible. There’s an army of more than 700 local people who volunteer with the hospice, and we simply couldn’t continue to care for patients from our communities without them.  The event saw us present some of our volunteers with special awards for achievements, and for their fabulous long service to the organisation. Some have been volunteering with us for as long as 40 years, which is such incredible dedication.  We’re hugely grateful. Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s
As one of the oldest hospices in the country, we’re consistently evaluating, evolving and developing our services to ensure we can continue to provide care for the next fifty years too.  That’s never been so important, and it was great to gather together with colleagues to celebrate the achievements of the year gone by and look ahead to the next exciting phase in St Ann’s history. Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s

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