Hospice volunteers and staff honoured for 415 years of long service

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Over seventy volunteers and staff have received long service awards from Treetops Hospice – totalling an incredible 415 years of service.

The Treetops Winter Social was held at the hospice in Risley with volunteers, staff and their guests invited to enjoy light refreshments. This is one of several annual events held by the charity to thank staff and volunteers for their contribution and recognise those who have reached 5 and 10-year milestones.

Over half the volunteers receiving awards are based in the hospice’s nineteen charity shops located across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Income from the shops helps provide nursing care and emotional support for local patients with life-limiting conditions, those who’ve been bereaved, and their families.

Volunteers provide a vital role in the Treetops charity shops as Anna Bown, Volunteer Support Co-ordinator, explained:

“Volunteers are integral to each shop, helping with a wide range of roles from receiving and sorting donations, to serving customers.

“We’d love to hear from enthusiastic people with spare time on their hands to help with the key tasks that ensure each shop runs smoothly.

“You don’t need previous retail experience, and this is a perfect role for someone looking to enhance their CV, develop new skills, meet new people and have fun.”

Those interested in volunteering can pop into their local Treetops charity shop or contact Treetops Volunteer Services at volunteer@treetops.org.uk,  or call 0115 949 1264.

More information can be found on the Treetops website: www.treetopshospice.org.uk/volunteering


Photos: Long Service Awards at Treetops Hospice


About Treetops Hospice

Treetops Hospice, the leading end-of-life care charity in Derby, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

The charity provides support from diagnosis onwards for patients with conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart and respiratory conditions.

This year, we are very proud to be celebrating 40 years of caring for people and their families in our local community. During this time, we have supported thousands of patients with end-of-life nursing care and bereavement counselling.

We have achieved this amazing milestone thanks to our dedicated volunteers who help across the whole hospice and in our charity shops, our hard-working staff team, and our supporters, past and present.

Last year, our team of Hospice at Home nurses provided over 20,000 hours of care to terminally-ill patients, working day and night to give much-needed support.

Our team of bereavement counsellors provided over 4,500 counselling sessions – more than 900 of them to children and young people. Wellbeing team members provide valuable information and support to those who need it.

Treetops is doing all it can to continue to support those in most need and welcomes donations to ensure the future of the hospice and its services: www.treetopshospice.org.uk/donate

A counselling session for a bereaved child costs £34.50. An overnight Hospice at Home nursing shift for a patient at the end of life costs £108.

Treetops Hospice, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SS

0115 949 1264 | www.treetopshospice.org.uk

Registered Charity Number 519540


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