Awards evening celebrates outstanding achievements at Lincolnshire Hospice

17th September 2018

St Barnabas has celebrated staff, volunteer and supporter achievements

St Barnabas has celebrated staff, volunteer and supporter achievements at their annual Staff Awards evening in Lincoln

Held on Thursday 13th September at Bishop Grosseteste University, the St Barnabas Hospice Staff Awards have highlighted outstanding achievements of staff members, volunteers and corporate partners over the past year.

Now in its second year, this special awards ceremony is the Hospice’s way of showing gratitude for all the hard work which goes into helping to provide outstanding palliative care and generating further income at St Barnabas.

Michele Duggan, Director of Income Generation and People at St Barnabas Hospice, said:

“The organisation has achieved a lot over the last twelve months and the evening was our way of saying thank you and recognising our staff. So many of them have taken part and volunteered at events, helped out in our shops in their spare time, as well as supporting colleagues in our Inpatient Unit during the bad weather. We are really proud of them.

“The evening was also an opportunity to thank our Trustees, volunteers, supporters and a number of local organisations who have given so much to St Barnabas. We could not do what we do without their amazing support.”

Around 115 guests attended the evening which was hosted by Michele Duggan, Director of Income Generation and People. Guests were played in by Chris Dodsworth on piano and then entertained later on in the evening by Gary Barlow tribute, Dan Hadfield.

St Barnabas staff and volunteers were given a month to nominate their colleagues for one of seven awards. A judging panel comprising of four of the Executive team then shortlisted the top three in each category and a team of three Trustees picked a winner.

The staff award winners are as follows:

  • Rising Star Award – Annie Penrice (Staff Nurse)
  • Team Award – The IM&T Team
  • Outstanding Leadership Award – Jenny Streather (Allied Health Professional Lead)
  • Outstanding Innovation Award – Emma-Jayne Parker (New Goods Buyer)
  • Service Excellence Award – Minnie Haigh (Graphic Designer)
  • Exceptional Contribution to the Patient Experience Award – Sarah Carr (Day Therapy Coordinator)
  • Unsung Hero Award – Caroline Swindin (Corporate Fundraiser)

Several volunteers were thanked for their long service, together with other supporters and corporate organisations who have been nominated by our Fundraising team.

The 20 Years Long Service Volunteer Award winners are as follows:

  • Sandra Clack
  • Barbara Jones
  • Lesley Pitt
  • Daphne Luke

The supporter award winners are as follows:

  • Jules King Young Fundraiser of the Year – Harriet Burke
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution – Ali Cormack

The Corporate Award winners are as follows:

  • Hodgkinsons Solicitors
  • John Kaberry Ltd.
  • Rapid Relief
  • Turbine Efficiency
  • Belton Park Golf Club
  • Knipfest Committee

Special awards were also given out to several of our staff and volunteers in recognition of their work for the Hospice.

Winners of these awards are as follows:

  • Director of Patient Care Special Award – Wendy Herridge and Mandy Tapfield
  • Director of Income Generation Special Award – Lisa Phillips
  • Chief Executive Special Award – Debbie Watson

Chris Wheway, Chief Executive of St Barnabas Hospice, said:

“Never have I been more proud to be attending an event like this. This is about celebrating what it is to deliver the hospice approach to care in Lincolnshire.

“We should be very proud in this county that we have a brilliant Hospice that has brilliant support, brilliant clinicians, brilliant shops and more.”

St Barnabas Hospice would like to thank everyone who has supported their work over the past year. Without the amazing efforts made by staff, volunteers and external supporters, they would not be able to continue caring for people across Lincolnshire living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, and their families and carers.

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