Celebrating Volunteer’s Week

This week we’re celebrating Volunteer’s Week (1-7 June) by saying cheers to our volunteers. Louise, our Volunteer Manager, tells us more about why our volunteers mean so much to us at St Ann’s...

By News Team on June 1, 2020

Louise sits on a bench in her garden, holding up a cup of tea to say cheers

Cheers to our volunteers

At St Ann’s Hospice, we’re incredibly fortunate to be supported by an army of more than 700 fantastic individuals from around Greater Manchester. 

From working in our shops, to managing our coffee shops, assistant staff on the wards and providing support behind the scenes, our volunteers help in almost every area of our charity.  

These local heroes gave St Ann’s over 75,000 hours of their time last year, which is incredible. We’re so grateful to them for everything they do for St Ann’s.  

Recently, our volunteering has temporarily paused to help keep everyone safe. We deeply miss our incredible volunteers and the work they do to support our patients, but although they can’t be physically with us at the moment, we feel their support as strongly as ever 

During Volunteers Week, we’d normally everyone into the hospice to have a tea and cake on us to say thank you for all their hard work. So instead, this week we’re raising our cuppas (or a glass) to say cheers to our volunteers.  

Here’s a message from me to all our volunteers this week…

“Throughout this challenging season, our volunteers have continued to provide amazing support. They have taken part in fundraising challenges at home, sewed scrub bags for our clinical teams and have lifted our spirits by sending messages of encouragement and support. We’re so grateful to them for everything they do for St Ann’s. I’d like to thank them, and also all of the other people across Greater Manchester who selflessly give their time to support local causes. Your help really does make a huge difference, and we can’t thank you enough.” Eamonn O'Neal, St Ann's Chief Executive

Staff from the Being You Centre and Neil Cliffe Centre say cheers

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