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10 December 2014

Volunteering

There ain’t no party like a Southend Hospital volunteers party and over 70 dedicated volunteers attended a small Christmas bash organised by the hospital to say thanks to them for their continued hard work and dedication recently.

With over 400 volunteers the hospital is helped by local people of all ages who do everything from being feeding buddies to charity shop volunteers and hospital gardeners to the Carecars patient transport scheme.

They say that Christmas is about giving, those volunteering at Southend Hospital give the gift of their time and understanding throughout the year and the hospital thought it important and right to recognise that vital contribution that its army of volunteers make.

Acting chief executive, Sue Hardy, also attended, giving her thanks and took the opportunity to meet some of the truly dedicated individuals who give up their precious time to help others at the hospital.

Sue told them: "This hospital, like many others, relies on the positive impact that volunteers bring and each and every one of you plays an important and vital role in helping those in need."

To find out more about becoming a volunteer at Southend Hospital please visit our volunteers page, contact voluntary services on 01702 435555 ext 6135 or email volunteers@southend.nhs.uk.