March 2017

Helen Wins 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award

Congratulations to Helen Dowse who won our volunteer of the year award for 2017.

Helen ran the carers clinic and carer café at Salisbury medical practice before moving to Salisbury District Hospital. It was there that she took on the role of supporting carers and briefing staff on the issues that unpaid carers face. We are extremely grateful and appreciate all of your hard work Helen. Thank you!

We celebrated the support of all of our amazing volunteers with a delicious high tea at The Bear Hotel in Devizes where we were joined by trustees, Jeremy Bradbrooke and Ruth Martindale who had the grand job of presenting the certificates to all present.

Later after her award had sank in Helen said “What a surprise this afternoon.  I was quite taken aback with those lovely words.  Thank you all so much”

Pictured is Helen being presented her award by trustee, Ruth Martindale

If you would like to volunteer for Carer Support Wiltshire, we would love to hear from you. There are lots of opportunities available from helping us with carer awareness in the community, supporting carers in our hospitals, or helping out in the office.  Contact Vince Danaher on 0800 181 4118 for more information.