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Volunteers thanked for giving their support to Lichfield’s hospital

Lichfield volunteers have been rewarded for their work at a local hospital.

The group, who run the Friends of Samuel Johnson Community Hospital organisation, were treated to afternoon tea and then presented long service awards at Burton’s Pirelli Stadium.

Helen Ashley with volunteer Sue Partington

Helen Ashley with volunteer Sue Partington

Among those attending were Sue Partington, who received a badge marking her five years of service from the Trust’s Chief Executive Helen Ashley.

Sue joined the Friends’ committee in September 2009 and helps with fundraising for the hospital to pay for extras to make stays more comfortable for patients and their families.

Helen Ashley said: “We are extremely grateful to every one of our volunteers who work tirelessly to support our staff and patients. Tey hare so generous with their time and are committed to delivering the caring and professional experience we strive to offer our patients.

“They are all vital to the services we provide and make our patients stay in hospital that little bit more pleasant and comfortable.”

The Friends of Samuel Johnson Community Hospital has been supporting Lichfield hospitals for more than 36 years. It was originally founded in 1977 as The League of Friends of St Michael’s & Victoria Hospital and changed its name in 2007 to coincide with the opening of the new facility.

The next fundraising event organised by the Friends will be a Strawberry Tea on June 29 from 3pm to 5pm at the hospital.

For more information about volunteeering email marian.askew@burtonft.nhs.uk.

A volunteer wrote this. Say thanks with a coffee.

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