Tea party thank you for volunteers
MORE than 250 volunteers enjoyed a glorious afternoon at a hospice’s special thank you tea party.
The event, on Sunday June 7, was the inspiration of the Hospice of St Francis’ new CEO Steve Jamieson who gave a short speech thanking the volunteers for the valuable contribution they make.
The special gathering, held at the end of National Volunteers’ Week, took place in the hospice’s gardens in Berkhamsted.
Mr Jamieson said: “Our volunteers give so much of their time, skills and expertise and I felt it was only right that we should hold an event to recognise their massive contribution. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to offer the excellent care we give to our patients their families and carers.”
Little Chalfont residents Bryan and Heather Edwards, from Amersham Road, attended the event. Mrs Edwards, a retired community nurse, has worked in the bereavement team and the Chesham shop for 15 years whilst Mr Edwards has clocked up 20 years as a trustee and volunteer in the voluntary services team.
Mrs Edwards added: “I really look forward to my regular weekly stints in the Chesham shop and Bryan enjoys putting his
INSPIRED: Above, Volunteers Bryan and Heather Edwards, from with CEO Steve Jamieson. Below, more of the volunteers enjoy the sunshine IT skills to good use in the voluntary services team whenever they need help.
“It was great to see so many of our fellow volunteers here today and with the sun shining in this beautiful setting, we couldn’t have had a more relaxing day.”
Sainsbury’s in Elgiva Lane, Chesham, donated £100 towards the drinks for the event.