Jane Watson (standing) and RNIB Tate House resident Dorothy (seated)
Jane Watson (standing) and RNIB Tate House resident Dorothy (seated)

RNIB pays tribute to Harrogate care home worker’s 32 years of service

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RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is marking Jane Watson’s 32 years of loyal service during National Volunteering Week, 1-12 June 2016.

Jane is retiring next month after spending over three decades working at RNIB Tate House, a specialist residential care home in Harrogate for older people with sight loss.

Having started at Tate House as a cleaner, she has been its Activities Co-ordinator for 14 years. Jane’s role involves supporting 13 volunteers to help residents with activities ranging from baking and swimming to theatre trips and reminiscing.

Sean Atkinson-Maury, Registered Manager of RNIB Tate House, said:

Jane’s been a dedicated member of Tate House for 32 years. She’s passionate about supporting our loyal volunteers to make sure our residents have the best possible day, every day. Jane draws out the best from our volunteers with her natural enthusiasm.

When she retires next month I know Tate House’s residents, volunteers and colleagues will miss her. This is why we’re all delighted she’s coming back in August as a volunteer.


Jane Watson, Activities Co-ordinator at RNIB Tate House, said:

Working with everyone at Tate House has been a pleasure. It’s great seeing how much our volunteers get out of supporting our residents to enjoy themselves and do the fun things many people take for granted. I’ve got to know many wonderful people at Tate House over the years and I can’t wait to be a volunteer.

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