Over 1,000 people volunteer for Myton across the organisation – from counting money, driving patients to our three hospices, helping in our shops, making drinks for patients and families on our Inpatient Units, and everything in between!
And every year we celebrate the dedication of our volunteers by marking the milestones they reach with us. This year’s celebration was particularly special as Sheila Hayward was thanked for 35 years of service as a volunteer!
Sheila Hayward pictured with our CEO, Ruth Freeman and Chairman, Noel Hunter
Sheila joined Myton as a volunteer receptionist in 1984, around a year after her husband had died at Warwick Myton Hospice. She explains:
My husband was admitted to the Inpatient Unit three times. I got to know the nurses and the care he received was unbeatable.
Sheila was one of 98 volunteers who have marked a special volunteering anniversary with Myton over the last year.
Martha Michelson, Volunteering Development Officer at Myton, said:
It was humbling to see volunteers from all areas of Myton receive formal recognition for their hard work and commitment to the charity. These volunteers have donated countless hours and seeing them collect their award with the support of staff, loved ones and other volunteers in the audience was an enjoyable moment to be a part of.