Bassetlaw: Selfless hospital volunteers honoured for over 120 years of service

Volunteers from the shop at Bassetlaw Hospital, Worksop receive awards for their years of service there
Volunteers from the shop at Bassetlaw Hospital, Worksop receive awards for their years of service there

‘Selfless’ volunteers at the Bassetlaw Hospital shop have been honoured for over 120 years of combined voluntary work with prestigious Royal Voluntary Service awards.

The accolades for long-term service were presented to nine volunteers by Bassetlaw District Councillor Jim Anderson and royal voluntary service manager John Jewitt at a ceremony at the hospital in March.

The volunteers were praised for their services at the Bassetlaw Hospital shop, coffee shop, outpatient department and orthopaedic department, as well as providing a vitally important link for patients with a ward trolley service which operates 364 days a year.

John Jewitt said: “Without the volunteers who give their time freely and selflessly, the organisation would not function.

“They are an integral part of our organisation, and we are immensely gratified with the time that the volunteers give freely.

“They should be proud of what they do helping us to provide these services in the Bassetlaw district.”

List of the volunteers:

Pam Maybury- 27 years of service- clasp and citation for her 15 year medal.

Pat Payling - 20 years of service- 20 year badge.

Eva Garthwaite- 15 years of service- medal and citation.

Tony Cookson- 15 years of service- medal and citation.

Janet Marshall- ten years of service- ten year badge.

Janet Westoby - ten years of service- ten year badge.

Pat Leversedge- ten years of service- ten year badge.

Anne Kay- ten years of service- ten year badge.

Dianne Turner- ten years of service- ten year badge.