Mayor of Cambridge presents awards to local hospice volunteers

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The Mayor of Cambridge has presented 13 long service awards to volunteers at Arthur Rank Hospice.

Over 50 guests attended the hospice’s annual celebration evening last week, where the charity reflected on the previous 12 months and recognised the staff and volunteers involved in their successes. The hospice currently employs around 200 staff and has over 500 dedicated volunteers who provide vital support in clinical, administrative and fundraising roles.

Before introducing the awards the Mayor of Cambridge Cllr Nigel Gawthorpe said he felt privileged to be able to present the accolades to the extremely worthy team of volunteers, saying: ‘The volunteers are an inspiration and deserve a massive amount of respect.  He then presented 13 volunteers with long service awards for five, 10, 15 and 20 years’ service.

Throughout the evening ‘I heart my hospice’ cupcakes were served to commemorate Hospice Care Week, the hospice’s house choir Skylarks performed, and guests were able to buy Christmas cards and puddings, discover more about Your Hospice Lottery and the hospice’s new contactless donation devices.

For more information visit Arthur Rank Hospice