“The hospice volunteers are always smiling – congratulations for what you have done, are doing and what you will do”
Royal Recognition for Douglas Macmillan Volunteers
The hospice was nominated for the prestigious Queens Award by the deputy editor of the Sentinel Newspaper, Richard Bowyer, who said he was prompted by the consistent support given to the organisation and its patients by the volunteers, who rarely stepped into the limelight.
The Queen’s representative in Staffordshire, the Lord Lieutenant, Sir James Hawley and scores of volunteers were at the Stoke Repertory Theatre on August 19th 2010 for the official presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which is the equivalent of an MBE and shared by all the DMH volunteers.
Newcastle Community and Volunteer Awards 2010
Faye Johnson received the award for Young Volunteer of the Year and also awarded runner- up in the Person of Inspiration category. The DMH was awarded the runner-up prize for Voluntary Organisation of the Year.
The Queen's Honours List
We are pleased to announce that the following DMH volunteers have received MBE’s from Her Majesty the Queen:
Marjorie Machin MBE
John Leese MBE