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Tea for many as health trust salutes volunteers from Redditch and beyond

Ross Crawford 25th Aug, 2017

MORE than 100 hard-working volunteers from across the county’s hospitals were thanked at the annual volunteer afternoon tea party yesterday, August 23, 2017.

The volunteers gathered at the Worcester Warriors Rugby Stadium for the event, celebrating the incredible amount of hours given by volunteers in our hospitals.

Chief executive, Michelle McKay, attended to personally thank the volunteers for all their hard work and commitment.

Tessa Mitchell, associate director of patient experience said: ”We have only been recording volunteer hours over the last two years and during that time we have seen those increase from 53,000 in 2015-16 to over 60,000 last year.

“This is an incredible undertaking by our 800 volunteers and we know that despite our best endeavours, not all hours are recorded. This is something we will really be focussing on this year along with volunteer training and support”.

The Trust’s volunteers work through a range of partner organisations including The Friends of Worcestershire Royal Hospital, The League of Friends at Redditch and Kidderminster, Macmillan, Age UK, The Alzheimer’s Society, Therapy Dogs Nationwide, BLISS and the Royal Voluntary Service.

They undertake a wide range of activities, fundraising and are also working with wards on new roles.

The event was paid for by the Trust’s corporate sponsorship account funded by local businesses and partners.

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