St Clare's Hospice has been chosen by the Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Ken Stephenson, as one of his charities for the mayoral year.
The Mayor will be raising funds for St Clare's throughout the year and most recently supported the Hospice with a special reception evening at South Shields Town Hall earlier this month.
The event recognised and celebrated the achievements of our volunteers, with longstanding supporters recieving long service awards for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service to St Clare's Hospice. We also celebrated extra special achievements with our Impact Awards, which recognised those who had made a real impact in their area of work, irrespective of the length of time they have volunteered for us.
The evening was a wonderful way to recognise the longstanding dedication and passion of our volunteers who have been supporting us for a number of years, as well as those who have gone above and beyond to support the Hospice in different ways. We will be hosting a volunteer recognition evening on an annual basis and would like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to those who recieved awards this year.
The Mayor said: “I was delighted to welcome staff and volunteers from St Clare’s Hospice to our wonderful town hall. It is such a worthy cause which holds a big place in the hearts of so many people in South Tyneside for the invaluable support it has given the local community for more than 30 years. The dedicated staff and volunteer teams really do make a huge difference to people’s lives – to those who rely on their services as well as their families and carers.”