A montage of photos showing different people posing with long service certificates

Fourteen staff and volunteers from Treetops Hospice were presented with long service awards to in a special winter social held this weekend.

The awards of five and ten years’ commitment, as well as a special 40-year award, represent a total of 140 years of commitment to the hospice.
Helen McDonald has been a volunteer trustee for the end-of-life charity for ten years. She has been Chair of the trustee board for five of these years.

Treetops volunteers and staff are appreciated

“It’s a privilege to receive my 10 year award and a lovely feeling that Treetops always ensures their volunteers and staff are noticed and appreciated.
“It is a cliché, but you get out of anything what you put into it.  Volunteering for Treetops provides me with a sense of wellbeing and satisfaction to be able to help influence the services the hospice provides.
On behalf of the trustees, I want to thank everyone for their dedication and continued support of Treetops.  The hospice would not be able to achieve everything it does without the help of volunteers. Alongside full time employees they are and always will be a vital part of providing continued services to the local community. The services Treetops provides come at the most challenging time in people’s lives and we may all be touched by it at some point.”