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SCT celebrate volunteers’ week by saying “thank you”
29 May 2014

We celebrate volunteers’ week by saying “thank you”

This year is the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week (1st – 7th June). To celebrate we're hosting a number of events with volunteers, to recognise the work they do and to say “thank you”:

  • Tuesday: Our chair Sue Sjuve will be meeting and thanking volunteers at Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital (BRWMH). And our chief executive, Paula Head, will be meeting with volunteers and services at Crawley Hospital to hear about their positive experiences.
  • Thursday: The Snowdrop Trust, who care for children and their families with a terminal illness, will be thanking volunteers in Walberton.
  • Friday: Gillian Wieck, deputy chief operating officer – children and specialist services will be meeting and thanking volunteers at Hangleton Manor, Hove.

Volunteers play an important role in the NHS. They bring valuable skills and enthusiasm to the people we care for, their families and carers, and our staff. They make a real difference and improve patient experience.

One of our volunteers said: “I am really proud to wear my NHS volunteer badge. I’m really excited now I can volunteer and help where I can. I get such a morale boost volunteering at Sussex Community NHS Trust.”

Mandy Cleaver, voluntary services manager, said: “We have an enormous diversity of volunteering programmes across the Trust which is building connections within our community. Volunteers bring real value to our services and from feedback our volunteers benefit in many ways too. We clearly recognise our 550 plus volunteers contribute greatly to build a healthier and more resilient community. It’s part of our vision to provide excellent care at the heart of the community. This week SCT is saying “thank you” to our volunteers.”

People who are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities at SCT are encouraged to visit the website: www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/volunteering

Interested in working for SCT? See our website for further details.