Harrogate Hospital volunteer tea party and awards

Award Winning Harrogate Hospital Volunteers

On the afternoon of the 9th December 2011, Harrogate Hospital hosted a tea party and awards ceremony as a thank you for the hard work over the year and to acknowledge the time and effort given for free.



The room was filled with hundreds of volunteers, all who give many hours of time for free to the Hospital. On arrival they were entertained by the St Aidan’s Church of England High School String Quartet and members of the Chamber Choir.

Sandra Dodson, Chairman of Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust opened the awards paying thanks to the dedication and support given.

Dignitaries present for the awards were The High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, The Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Harrogate, Less Ellington and Andrew Jones, MP.

MP Andrew Jones speaking to the volunteers:

We have one of the best Hospitals in the country and volunteers really make a difference. That’s now official as it his received top marks in a recent CCQ audit. Thank you all for making such a difference.

David Simister, who was one of a number of volunteers to be recognized for 20 years service, said:



I’m very proud to be a volunteer at Harrogate District Hospital and I love the role I do, which is within Harrogate Hospital Radio.

Volunteering is extremely rewarding and I would recommend it everyone. Age is no barrier and neither is the time you have to give.

 

Long Service Award Winners

10 Years – Owen Mayes, Olive Duncan, Peter Gray, Eleanor Cook, Olga Stead, Joan Alderson, Jane Hawes, Mrs E Kind, Mrs B Marcus, Gillian Oldfield, Rheta Cookson, Sheila Castigan, Nigel Perry, Alan Gilbert, Phil Oldfield, Barry Brown, William Caw, Dorothy Briggs, Peter Horton

15 Years – Mary Fox, Fred Mitchell, Bryan Bowlt, Edna Gibson, Shirley Bell, Carole Wilkinson

20 Years – David Stretton-Downes, Betty Moon, David Simister, Audrey Williams, Henry Myers, Derick England

25 Years – Eric Wright, Helen Holcroft, Sheila Johnson

30 Years – Teresa Lambert

40 Years – Margaret Dowson, Joan Miller

 

Young Volunteers Highly Commended Awards

Ruby Lusher for volunteering over 55 hours within the last 3 months

Emily Harkleroad for volunteering over 50 hours within the last 3 months

Laura Saia for volunteering over 50 hours within the last 3 months.

 

High Sheriff’s Awards

Rosemary Marsh for services to the community

 

 

Sandra Dodson, Chairman of Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust Sandra Dodson, Chairman of Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust

 

Special Award to Rosemary Marsh (left) for services to the community, Sandra Dodson (centre)and The High Sheriff of North Yorkshire (right)Special Award to Rosemary Marsh (left) for services to the community, Sandra Dodson (centre)and The High Sheriff of North Yorkshire (right)

 

Harrogate Hospital Volunteers

 

David Simister receives 20-years long service award from MP Andrew JonesDavid Simister receives 20-years long service award from MP Andrew Jones

 

Rosemary Marsh with the High Sheriff's services to the communityRosemary Marsh with the High Sheriff’s services to the community

 

Volunteer Fred Mitchell with Fiona Tomlinson, Volunteer Co-ordinatorVolunteer Fred Mitchell with Fiona Tomlinson, Volunteer Co-ordinator

 

 

Alan Gilbert, Phil Oldfield, MP Andrew Jones and Nigel PerryAlan Gilbert, Phil Oldfield, MP Andrew Jones and Nigel Perry

 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *