Thames Hospice hosts its Making a Difference Awards

Thames Hospice hosts its Making a Difference Awards

Philip Dewey

Thames Hospice hosts its Making a Difference Awards
WINNERS: Thames Hospice chief executive Jacqueline Clark (front centre) celebrates with those awarded at the ceremony. Credit: Mark Fensome Photography
Awards were handed out to staff and volunteers at a Windsor-based hospice who 'make a difference' to the charity.

Thames Hospice, in Hatch Lane, held its Making a Difference Awards at Eton Dorney Rowing Club on Thursday, to say thank you to the many people who help the organisation.

More than 100 nominations were made by people involved with Thames Hospice for those deserving of recognition.

Jackie Geeson, the organisation's director of HR and awards organiser, said: "Our awards were an opportunity for us to recognise and say thank you to the staff and volunteers who make a difference to our organisation every day.

Face of the charity's Local Lottery campaign Dave Ackroyd, from Windsor, talked at the ceremony about his family's experience with the hospice and gave his heartfelt thanks to the teams of people who supported his family through difficult times.

Jackie added: "I am proud to be part of an organisation which celebrates the contribution and achievements of its staff and volunteers.

"Without them, we could not continue to deliver the excellent services we do for patients and their loved ones in the local community, which is at the heart of everything we do."


Staff Awards

Patient Centred Care – Anne Jones, Inpatient Unit Sister, Windsor

Customer Focus – Mairead Whelan – Team Leader Community Therapy Unit, Ascot

Behind the Scenes – Kathy Delin – Telephonist

Supporting Each Other – Jason Lloyd, Maintenance Assistant

Achievement in Learning and Development – All Health Care Assistants, Inpatient Unit, Community Therapy Unit and Hospice at Home

Manager of the Year – Jacquie Batchford, Head of Clinical Services

Volunteer Awards

Behind the Scenes – Belinda O'Connell – Volunteer Dedworth Shop

Customer Focus – Glynis Challis – Volunteer Archivist

Volunteer of the Year – Joy Collinson – Volunteer Kitchen Pine Lodge and supporting events

Chief Executive's Special Awards

Claire Done and Amber Clark – Manager and Assistant Manager, Maidenhead shop

Jenny Barty – Volunteer Flowers Pine Lodge and fundraising

Dr Cecily Wright – Consultant, Medical Team 

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