ALDER HEY: Queen’s Award for volunteers
Volunteers from Alder Hey have been honoured with The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Alder Hey volunteers perform a huge range of vital activities at Alder Hey including, welcoming visitors, directing patients to clinics, supporting ward teams in the hospital and much more.
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen's Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of The Queen's Coronation.
Alder Hey volunteers are often the first people families, children and young people see and the 'smiling face' of Alder Hey, always ready to help, with an open smile, helping hand and comforting shoulder. There are over 300 volunteers who span the full range of our community, from school age to retirees and every age in between. They hail from a diverse mix of backgrounds, each bringing their own experiences and interests greatly contributing to Alder Hey's quality of service.
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