LETTER OF THE WEEK: Thank you to volunteers who make a real difference

Cransley Hospice: Kettering: Cransley Hospice on St Mary's Hospital site 
Wednesday 24th July 2013 ENGNNL00120130724134021
Cransley Hospice: Kettering: Cransley Hospice on St Mary's Hospital site Wednesday 24th July 2013 ENGNNL00120130724134021

A big thank you to all of our volunteers. National Volunteers Week from June 1 to 7, is an opportunity for recognition and celebration of the work carried out by the many thousands of volunteers engaged in a wide variety of activities throughout the country.

On behalf of the staff and patients at Cransley Hospice in Kettering and Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton, I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who so generously give their time throughout the year.

Our volunteers complement the work of the staff in a wide range of duties within the hospices and in the community and make a significant contribution to the service offered to patients and their families.

The reasons given by volunteers for becoming involved are many and varied. I am 
often told that the reward gained through being able to “make a difference” great or small, outweighs the contribution of time and effort donated.

We wish to thank all of the volunteers at Cynthia Spencer and Cransley Hospices, and all of those who generously give their time in the charity shops and coffee shop, for making that difference.

Lesley Bacon

Voluntary services manager, on behalf of all at Cynthia Spencer and Cransley Hospices