04:17PM, Tuesday 18 November 2014
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."
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
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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