Tuesday 24 April 2018

Garden House Hospice Care staff, volunteers and community fundraisers announced as 'finalists' in local awards

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We are excited to confirm that we have been shortlisted for several upcoming local awards.


Firstly, in the Community Comet Awards 2018

Run by The Comet Series, Garden House Hospice Care staff, volunteers and external fundraisers have been announced as 'finalists' within four different award categories.

Our finalists are:

Nurse of the Year

- Sister Christine Johnson (Senior Sister on our Inpatient Unit (IPU)

Community Champion

- Kerry Duggan (external avid fundraiser)

Lifetime Achievement

- John Procter (Chairman of the Board)

Service to the Community

- Sue Plummer (CEO)

Also, within the Herts Inspiring Awards run by Herts Chamber of Commerce,

We are pleased to confirm that three of our volunteers have been shortlisted as 'finalists' in the Community Champion Awards category. These are:

Lyndsay Abbott and Anne Johnston

Dave Togwell


We look forward to the Award Ceremonies which will be held Friday 18 May for the Comet Awards and Thursday 8 June for the Herts Inspiring Awards

On these awards, Sue Plummer, CEO, commented:

"I am very pleased we have several staff, volunteers and supporters shortlisted in these prestigious awards, I was rather surprised but felt honoured when I discovered I was also nominated, and to go through to the final with so many deserving people is amazing.

We could not exist without the support and commitment of our staff, volunteers and those who fundraise for us. We need to raise over £3 million in total income every year so that we can run our services; the additional awareness that these awards provide is welcome.”