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Harrogate hospital celebrate volunteer long service

Harrogate Hospital paid tribute and thanks to their large team of volunteers today – 20 December 2013.

The hospital hosted tea party and long service awards for the volunteers.

St Aidan’s School provided a choir and  the hospital a really exceptional spread of sandwiches, cakes and fancies from their own kitchens.

Sandra Dodson, the chair of Harrogate opened proceedings and paid her personal thanks. Andrew Jones MP then followed and addressed the party.

Andrew Jones MP said:

One of the ingredients in the success of this trust is the shear number of volunteers and the work that they all do.

It is a partnership, a partnership between voluntary and the professional, to create one team.

There are over 500 volunteers that support the trust with around 40% being under the age of 25

There is a real scale to what the volunteers do in the hospitals

I have seen and met many people here and I know that the professional team really value and are  truly appreciative of the volunteer team.

On behalf of them I want to say thank you to the volunteer team for making this hospital one of the best in country

Long Service Awards 2013


Dennis Smith – Chaplaincy

Lilian Eyre – Friends

Mr & Mrs J Sugden – Friends

Mavis Clemmitt – Friends

Olive Sharratt – Hospital Volunteer

Doreen Ward – Breathe Easy

Brenda Rider – WRVS

Dorothy Farrar – WRVS

Marjorie Redmond – WRVS

Stephen Hakes – Hospital Radio



Peternella Clarkson – Hospital Volunteer

Rosemary Fletcher – Friends

Muriel Wright – Friends

Gillian Tomlinson – Hospital Volunteer

Jenny Blackburn – Hospital Radio

Mel Clark – Heart Support

Gay Cruse – WRVS

Margaret March – WRVS

Veronica Matykiewicz – WRVS


Olga Wright – Friends

Eileen Lindsay – Hospital Volunteer

Betty Waddington – WRVS



Sue Wilcox – Harrogate BackCare

Keith Tippey – Harrogate BackCare

Pat Threlfall – Friends

Derrick England – Hospital Radio


Sheila Betts – WRVS



Andy Wilkinson – Friends

Ian Wighton – Hospital Radio

Margaret Lindsey – WRVS

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