Dedicated staff and volunteers at a Lincolnshire end-of-life hospice were recognised for their extraordinary achievements at a special ceremony in Lincoln.
The St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice Aiming High Annual Awards on September 14 celebrated the work of staff, volunteers and partner organisations over the last 12 months.
The trust thanked award winners for their outstanding care and income generation for patients and the community.
It was hosted by Chris Wheway, Chief Executive and Michelle Duggan, Director of Income Generation and People at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. More than 125 guests attended, including the Board of Trustees from St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, the winners, and their guests.
Michelle Duggan said: “We truly appreciate the hard work and dedication of everyone involved at St Barnabas to deliver the highest quality palliative and end of life care to people across Lincolnshire.
“This is only possible through the outstanding contributions made by our committed staff and volunteers, and those working closely with the organisation.”
Chris Wheway, Chief Executive added:
“There are many inspirational and moving stories of the lengths people go to when caring for patients and helping colleagues.
This is their night where we celebrate the huge contribution they make to people’s lives. With an amazing workforce consisting of over 330 staff it was a difficult task to determine who the winners would be as all the teams are the backbone of St Barnabas Hospice.”
The highlights of the evening were The Jules King Award for the young fundraisers of the year, which was won by the Priory Ruskin Academy Grantham who organised several events to raise funds for the hospice.
Long Service Awards were presented by Bob Neilans, Chairman to key volunteers and staff who have devoted over 20 years to St Barnabas. Yvonne Tye was also recognised for her unwavering loyalty of 30 years to the InPatient Unit Hawthorn Road.
This year the hospice has reached its milestone of 35 years after three women started St Barnabas in 1979.
Both Sheila Briggs and Helen Walker were there to accept The Founders Award and explain how it all started with a simple fundraising BBQ.
The final award of the evening was the Trustees Special Award presented to Chris Wheway for how he has celebrated St Barnabas Hospice 35th Anniversary to raise its profile by taking on 35 individual challenges.
He has already walked from Lincoln to Boston, had his legs waxed and will soon be cycling from London to Paris and getting a tattoo!
The award winners were:
- The Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising – Adam Davey
- The Supporter of the Year for Outstanding Contribution – John Davey
- The Corporate Awards
- Aiming High – Barratt Homes
- Working Better Together – Lincoln Co-op
- Going the Extra Mile – Jackson Workwear
- The Jules King Young Fundraiser Award – Priory Ruskin Academy Grantham
- The Chief Executive Award – Nick Chambers, LACE Housing Association
- The Chair of Shops Specialist Award – Caroline Peach
- The Founders Award – Doreen Wood, Helen Walker and Sheila Briggs
- The Rising Star Award – Rose Gray
- The Exceptional Contribution to Patient Environment – Teresa Carter
- The Service Excellence [non-clinical] – Sue Dutton
- The Outstanding Leadership Award – Maureen Leonard
- The Exceptional Team Member Award – Scott Keely
- Outstanding Innovation [clinical environment] – Kerry Prockter
- The Team Award – Palliative Care Co-ordination Centre
- The Trustees Special Award – Chris Wheway