Legal & General Volunteer of the Year

The Volunteer of the Year is Rosemary Bentley

The Nomination

Rosemary first volunteered at St Catherine's Hospice in September 1985 - and has been coming every week ever since. Her unstinting loyalty, consistency and calm manner benefits both patients and staff alike. In fact, in this time her diary reveals she has given over 3,300 hours in voluntary service to St Catherine's.

Her role has changed over the years, and 73 year old Rosemary, an ex-nurse from Norwood Hill, first helped by doing bereavement counselling visits for a number of years. She has been helping on the wards for over 20 years and duties have included helping make beds, reading to patients and assisting the nurses with their duties. Currently, she comes every Monday to update all the flower arrangements in reception and at the patient's bedsides.



Mary Grace

Marjorie Jennings

Nomination and awards terms and conditions here

The Legal & General Volunteer of the Year
Heart Local Hero Award
sponsored by Legal & General

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Comments (5)

  • Anony

    Monday, 11 April 2011 20:22

    My Dad just spent his last few weeks in there and he couldn't have had better care. Everything they do there is top notch, amazing care and service. I'm sure she deserves this award a hundred times over!

  • Rosie5446

    Wednesday, 23 March 2011 00:01

    Brilliant idea, there are many people who give their time to charities and have done so for years, they deserve some recognition.

  • Patricia Waite

    Tuesday, 22 March 2011 17:53

    It is a wonderful idea and gives due recognition to the unsung heroes who beaver away unnoticed in the background

  • Patricia Waite

    Tuesday, 22 March 2011 17:50

    Marjorie is a wonderful person who carries on regardless, despite not always feeling in the best of health, if anyone derserves an award it is she.

  • Rosie

    Tuesday, 22 March 2011 12:13

    Excellent idea, there are so many wonder people who volunteer there time to help so many different good causes.

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