Charity to honour volunteers

Volunteer gardeners at St Barnabas EMN-150529-191729001
Volunteer gardeners at St Barnabas EMN-150529-191729001
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St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is holding a National Volunteers Week celebration event on Tuesday, June 2, at The Assembly Rooms in Lincoln, 7pm – 10.30pm, to recognise and thank their volunteers for their valued contribution to the charity.

At the event volunteers will have the opportunity to network with each other and staff from across the organisation and they will also be showcasing their talents and providing the evening’s entertainment in the form of a fashion show and pantomime.

A film produced by students from Lincoln University showcasing the roles of clinical volunteers will also make its debut during the evening.

“We rely on the hard work and dedication of our volunteers to be able to provide our care and services across the county,” said Steve Bond, Volunteer Development Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

“Without their ongoing support our services would be restricted and we would incur considerable costs.

“Every one of our volunteers acts as an ambassador for our organisation and their passion and drive is truly admirable.

“Volunteers Week provides us with the perfect opportunity to thank our volunteers and let them know how grateful we are for their commitment.”

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice has more than 1,000 volunteers with 100 set to attend the celebration evening. “The time, skills and experience our volunteers bring to St Barnabas is invaluable,” added Steve.

“Their unselfish giving makes such a difference to our staff, patients and their families.

“We are all looking forward to getting together and giving our volunteers the recognition they deserve.”

Volunteers who are unable to make the evening celebration will be visited throughout the week by St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice Volunteer Services team who will personally thank the team with homemade cake.

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it’s taking place from the 1-7 June 2015.

St Barnabas has 1075 volunteers across the organisation - 362 volunteers in hands-on patient roles; 713 volunteers in retail, fundraising, reception, administration, gardeners and the warehouse.

Since January 2015 volunteers have donated 23,787 hours in their shops and in the same time frame 1972 hours in the Lincoln Inpatient unit and Grantham Hospice In the hospital.

For more information about becoming a volunteer at St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice go to: www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk or call Volunteer Services on 01522 518 221.