Volunteer rewards and recognition
Volunteer Long Service Awards 2017
Events have been held across the Trust to acknowledge the Long Service of volunteers.
On 5th October volunteers of Newark Hospital attended a presentation at Newark Town Hall. Volunteers who have served between 5 and 30 years were presented with certificates and badges by the Mayor of Newark, Councillor Rita Crowe and the Chairman of Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust, Mr John MacDonald.
Pictured are John MacDonald and Councillor Rita Crowe with recipients of 25 and 30 year awards.
44 volunteers from King's Mill Hospital were recognised for their combined service of 455 years at a ceremony on 12th October. The event was held at The Oakham Suite in Mansfield and the volunteers received long service awards ranging from 5 to 30 years.
Pictured are Linda Swann, Isabel Powney and Dorothy Bradford receiving their 30 year awards from Jill Smallwood, Chair of King's Mill Hospital volunteers and John MacDonald, Chair of Sherwood Forest Hospitals.
Mansfield Community Hosptial Volunteers held their Long Service Awards celebrations at The Oakham Suite on 24th October. 7 volunteers received awards recognising service from 5 to 40 years.
Lynn Rowbottom is pictured receiving her 40 year award from Ralph Stone, Treasurer of the League of Friends (Mansfield & Sutton) and John MacDonald, Sherwood Forest Hospitals Chair.
Celebrations across the Trust for National Volunteers Week - June 2017
The celebrations kicked off with a service of thanks giving at the Holy Trinity Centre in Newark on Thursday June 1st which was followed by afternoon tea. Then on Tuesday June 6th, the Voluntary Services AGM was held at King’s Mill Hospital, which was also followed by tea and cake, and a celebration at Mansfield Community Hospital was held on Wednesday7th June.
Volunteers have also been in the voluntary hubs throughout the week discussing their work with members of the public who are interested in finding out more. There was also a craft stall to celebrate the people in our local community who support our hospitals by donating knitted items and handmade gifts.
We’ve also been sharing on social media some of the things that our volunteers do and thanking them for their hard work.