Peter Kershaw has given 40 years of volunteering to the Trust
Peter Kershaw has given 40 years of volunteering to the Trust

Harrogate Hospital pays tribute to their team of volunteers

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Harrogate District Foundation Trust (HDFT) paid tribute to their team of  volunteers on Friday (16 December 2016)

The tea party and awards honours the many hours of time that are donated to the trust each year.

Sandra Dodson, Chairman of the trust gave her thanks to the volunteers, paying creddit to the impact that they have and being the life and blood of the trust. Shd said that the NHS is going through difficult times and the dedication and commitment of their supporters is very import – volunteering saves lives.

 

Some of the volunteers given awards for long service
Some of the volunteers given awards for long service

 

Staff Nurse, Jo Cooper, spoke of her gratitude to a volunteer that had personally helped her. Jo was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2012, but now fully recovered. The cancer of the white blood cells required a bone marrow transplant to fully clear her of the cancer. Although she had three brothers, that had the greatest likelhood of a match, a match was only found after a german donor was found. A volunteer flew from the UK to pickup the bone marrow, before returning with them to the UK.  Jo described it as humanity at its finest, with a volunteer saving her life.

 

Sister Jo Bell of Harrogate Hospital
Staff Nurse, Jo Cooper of Harrogate Hospital

 

 

Harrogate District Foundation Trust was given a cheque by the Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity
Harrogate District Foundation Trust was given a cheque by the Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity

 

Long Service Awards were given by the trust:

10 Years

  • Peter Atkinson
  • Gertrud Beattie
  • Sally Collard
  • Eric Marwood
  • Olive Moyes
  • Iris Shreeve
  • Rita Storey
  • Carl Waring
  • Paul Tolworthy
  • Mr & Mrs Tony Brookes
  • Angie Gillet
  • Ellie Jackson

15 Years

  • Oliver Stables
  • Gillian Oldfield
  • Owen Mayes
  • Eleanor Cook
  • William Caw
  • Berenice Buchanan
  • Kimberley Holland
  • Jane Kershaw

 

Harrogate Hospital Volunteers

 

20 Years

  • Carole Wilkinson
  • Lin Tippey
  • Shirley  Bell
  • Dorothy Groome
  • Majorie Horsman

25 Years

  • David Simister
  • Audrey Williams

30 Years

  • Eric Wright
  • Shelia Johnson

40 Years

  • Peter Kershaw

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