At an exciting evening at Hotel Cromwell, Stevenage, on Friday, we were delighted that Sue Plummer, Chief Executive Officer, was awarded ‘Service to the Community’ Award.
Sue’s award was well deserved for her drive and commitment to improving and further developing the Hospice and its services, as well as representing palliative care at a national level. She has driven positive and ongoing collaboration with other organisations with a clear aim of continually improving effective and efficient care for those who can benefit from our services. The fact that she also has her own volunteer commitments outside of her working life for another charity was also recognised.
Sue Plummer presented with her award by broadcaster David Frost and sponsor from Redwood Bank.
John Procter, Chairman, was also a finalist in the Lifetime Achievement Award and Christine Johnson, Senior Sister on the Inpatient Unit, was a finalist in the Nurse/Care worker of the Year.
We were also delighted for Kerry Duggan, an external fundraiser who regularly supports the Hospice, who was also awarded Charity Champion. Kerry has raised over £34,000 for various charities including Garden House Hospice Care through an annual charity bike ride she has organised since she was 16 years old.
Unfortunately Kerry was unable to attend the awards as she gave birth earlier that day, so Richard Harbon, Garden House Hospice Care Community Fundraiser, collected the award on her behalf and presented it to her the following day.