Although our annual thank you party is on hold for the time being, the hospice will be celebrating the work of volunteers on social media throughout the week – letting them know just how much John Taylor teams appreciate them.
Simon Fuller, CEO of Birmingham St Mary’s and John Taylor Hospices, said: “When people ask what makes John Taylor Hospice such a special place my answer is always simple: it’s the people! Our staff, our patients and their families, our supporters and, without a doubt, our volunteers.
“Today marks the beginning of National Volunteers’ Week and organisations across the country will be recognising and celebrating the difference that volunteers make every day in a huge variety of ways. I would like to directly express my thanks to all of our volunteers and say how much we appreciate your dedication, patience, hard work and constant support. We owe you a debt of gratitude – we wouldn’t be able to do everything we do without your incredible support.
“We have and continue to live through unprecedented times due to COVID-19. Rarely has a single event had such global implications and affected us all so profoundly, and I know this has had a huge impact on our volunteers. What’s really struck me during these difficult times has been the way in which this amazing group of individuals have stuck together, with unwavering support for our hospice and for each other. So thank you all for making a real difference to the lives of local people and I wish you all a very happy National Volunteers’ Week!”