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Hospital volunteer awards ceremony

League of Friends volunteers who were honoured with long service awards, help with the presentation of funds totalling �18,573.32 from tea bar sales to Barbara Joule the group's Chairman at a special awards ceremony held at the Rushley on Monday.  Pictured from left are  Mavis Crookes, Elizabeth Ellis, Barbara Joule, Maureen Kenworthy, Linda Swann, Sean Lyons Chairman of the Sherwood Hospitals Trust and Lynda Woodward.

League of Friends volunteers who were honoured with long service awards, help with the presentation of funds totalling �18,573.32 from tea bar sales to Barbara Joule the group's Chairman at a special awards ceremony held at the Rushley on Monday. Pictured from left are Mavis Crookes, Elizabeth Ellis, Barbara Joule, Maureen Kenworthy, Linda Swann, Sean Lyons Chairman of the Sherwood Hospitals Trust and Lynda Woodward.

Volunteers who give up their time to make people’s stay in hospital more comfortable have been awarded for their efforts.

The awards, which were given out in a special ceremony on Monday, 9th December were for service ranging from five to thirty five years.

Long service medals were presented to each volunteer by Sean Lyons, chairman of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

He said: “The amount of work accomplished by this year’s award recipients is truly awe-inspiring.

“Our team of volunteers deserve this recognition and the heartfelt thanks from the entire trust. Each and every one of them in some way has made a real difference.”

Mansfield Community Hospital has 54 volunteers working in various sections within the hospital, including the tea bar, wards and outpatient clinics.

A cheque for £18,573 raised from tea sales was also presented at the event at the Rushley on Nottingham Road, Mansfield,

Ashfield Health Village’s team of 32 volunteers were also honoured in the Sun Lounge and restaurant at Ashfield Health Village on Wednesday 11th December.

 

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