Long service awards at Treetops Hospice

We were very proud to present sixteen staff and volunteers with long service awards totalling 310 years of dedication and support.

Over half the volunteers and staff who received awards are based in our charity shops located across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Pat Thomson, charity shop volunteer

Amongst those who received awards was Pat Thomson. Pat began volunteering for us 35 years ago, when the charity was just being set up in the local community.

Pat began by helping in our very first charity shop located in our main hospice building. She later went to volunteer in the Sandiacre charity shop when it opened its doors to the public.

She was also a trustee for several years focussing on fundraising. 

Pat Thomson with long service award

We are indebted to people like Pat whose vision, passion and dedication to Treetops help make the hospice what it is today.

Anna Bown, Volunteer Support Coordinator

Alison Flint with long service award

Alison Flint, admin volunteer

Alison is the longest-serving member of our reception team, welcoming visitors to the hospice for the past 25 years.

She has also spent time volunteering at fundraising events and with our Lottery team.

John Minter, fundraising volunteer

John Minter with long service award

John Minter received his 15 years long service award. John was a volunteer driver, helping bring patients to and from the hospice in Risley.

John also helped at many fundraising events over many years and continues to help by picking up fundraising collection tins from a variety of locations.

Jo Greer, reception volunteer

Jo received her 15 year long service award. She started volunteering for Treetops in the kitchen and then moved to volunteering on reception every week.

She has also helped on numerous fundraising events over the years.

Jo Greer with long service award