On Wednesday 29th March, Lyndsay Carter, Lynn Lockheart and Davina Clarke from The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House watched proudly as three of their volunteers received awards from the Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk in recognition of the work they do for The Hospice.  The volunteers who received these awards are –

Jacky Church - Bereavement, Day Therapy & Home sits

“Jacky takes an active role in supporting the bereavement social groups, particularly the Friday Friendship Group (a social coffee morning for those who continue to require support further into their bereavement), Roots and Seeds (a gardening group specifically for bereaved people) and a monthly walking group. She has a quiet and gentle presence that reassures people within our Bereavement, Day Therapy and Home sit services.”

Jackie Kill - Day Therapy, Home sits & Fakenham shop

“Jackie has dedicated significant time to two specific individuals who wanted to document their life history, spending hours both with them but also many more hours away from them writing it up and ensuring it was presented well, over a period of many months.  Both people have since died, but both were able to see the finished copies which were then left as a memento to the people closest to them.”

Val Smith - Fundraising

“Val has volunteered regularly for over 6 years, helping with our Hospice lottery admin in the fundraising office on a Tuesday morning each week. She also attends fetes and community events on behalf of the Hospice and attends craft fairs, selling items on her stall including jewellery she has made from scratch or that she has repaired from broken or old jewellery that has been donated to our charity shops, donating all proceeds to the Hospice.”

Lyndsay Carter, Chief Executive at The Norfolk Hospice said, “I’m sure that everyone that comes into contact with The Norfolk Hospice will join me in congratulating our fantastic volunteers and thanking them for all their hard work. Without their dedication we would not be able to provide the level of service for the local community that we do.”

The Norfolk Hospice is always looking for new volunteers to join their team; current volunteer opportunities can be found here.