Lincoln care home volunteers awarded for their service

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Care home volunteers from Lincoln were among 150 to be recognised for their service to older people’s care at an annual event and ceremony.

Lincolnshire care home provider Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) invited volunteers from its 15 care homes to a Volunteers’ Day at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa on April 15.

Attending the event was OSJCT’s new Head of Volunteering, Lee Palmer, and Jill Hughes, Trustee for Lincolnshire.

Lincoln volunteers receiving awards for 5 years of service were Elaine Carnell and Ron Knowles of Beckside and Jane Harris from Hartsholme House.

Anita Rudd, OSJCT Lincolnshire Volunteer and Activities Manager, said: “We look forward to Volunteers’ Day each year because it’s the trust’s chance to formally thank the kind men and women who dedicate their personal time to enhancing the lives of our residents across the Lincolnshire.

“People like Josie (a 10-year volunteer from Bourne), who have spent thousands of hours at our homes, provide our residents with the most meaningful and priceless gift of all – their time and compassion.

“We couldn’t be more grateful to these great people and the important role they play within the day-to-day lives of our residents.”