Archbishop Says Thank You to Martin House Volunteers
Thursday 12th July 2012Martin House Hospice Celebrates Its 25th Birthday ...
150 long-serving volunteers from Martin House, the children’s hospice at Boston Spa near Wetherby, received a special thank you from the charity’s Patron, the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu.
The Archbishop invited the volunteers to join him at two tea parties to be held at Bishopthorpe Palace near York, on Thursday July 12th and Friday July 13th.
Many of those attending have volunteered for Martin House in several ways before and since the hospice opened in August 1987.
The Archdeacon of York, Richard Seed who is Founder of the Hospice addressed the volunteers.
“This is one of many events which are being put on to say thank you to all those who have been so generous with their time during the last 25 years and we are also so grateful to the Archbishop for his support.
“Without the help of our volunteers Martin House would not have become the first children’s hospice in the North of England, and today 25 years on, we rely so much on their efforts which help us to care for around 500 children and their families each year,” explains Alyson Wort, Martin House’s Head of Fundraising.
"The impact on a family in which there is a child with a life limiting illness is difficult to imagine, but the hospice is committed to being alongside the children and families in as flexible a way as possible. Having worked collaboratively with many different families over the years, the care team has been able to develop and fine-tune what can be offered and ultimately to expand the range of services."
Martin House needs to raise £4.9m a year to provide care for children and teenagers with life limiting illnesses and their families. For further information please contact Alyson Wort on 07772 521417 or by email:email@example.com