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Volunteers recognised for their long service

Josie Rodgers and Dorothy Wade, second and third from left, with other volunteers who received awards from The Orders of St John Care Trust.

Josie Rodgers and Dorothy Wade, second and third from left, with other volunteers who received awards from The Orders of St John Care Trust.

 

Long-serving nursing home volunteers have been honoured for their hard work and dedication to care at an awards ceremony.

The Orders of St John Care Trust invited more than 150 volunteers from across Lincolnshire to a celebration day on Tuesday.

Among 12 volunteers to be presented with awards from the trust were several based at Digby Court Care Home in Bourne.

Josie Rodgers has been volunteering at the home every week since 2004, donating her time to helping with activities, serving meals and spending time chatting with residents.

Linda Wass and Dorothy Wade, who also volunteer at Digby Court, were given similar honours.

The trust’s volunteer and activities manager Anita Rudd said: “People like Josie, who have spent thousands of hours at our homes, provide our residents with the most meaningful and priceless gift of all – their time and compassion.”

Also among the awards this week was Tallington Care Home, which was named third best home in the East Midlands by online directory and industry website carehome.co.uk.

The award was based on feedback from residents.

 

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