Some of our long-serving members of staff have been praised for their dedication at a special awards ceremony.

Staff from attended an afternoon tea at Sweeney Hall, near Oswestry, where they were presented with a certificate and a gift in thanks of their long service in helping support seriously ill local children and their families.

There were five staff members receiving their 25 year awards, four getting 20 year awards and nine who have been with the charity for a decade, totalling a 295 years of collective service.

The staff come from departments right across the organisation from care to hospitality, maintenance, fundraising and volunteering. 

Our Chair of Trustees Steve Henley has praised the commitment of those who have stuck with the charity for many years.

“The fact our staff have chosen to remain with the organisation is a reflection on how much they enjoy and value the work we do and seeing the difference we make,” he said.

“It is also a reflection on how much they enjoy working with colleagues as part of such a special team. After all, it’s the people that make Hope House and Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospices what it is.

“When I talk to the children, their parents, siblings and grandparents, many tell me they don’t know where they would be without Hope House and Ty Gobaith. When they say that they aren’t talking about the bricks and mortar or the equipment, they mean the people who make a real positive difference to their lives and have done so for many years.

“I would like to say a huge thank you for all the hard work those staff have put in over the years, it really is a great testament to our wonderful organisation.”

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