A tea party to honour our volunteers

Published: June 14, 2018

Staff at Richard House said a big thank you to all our volunteers on 13th June at a special tea party held at the hospice.

Our volunteers play a vital role in keeping our hospice going and supporting staff as well as helping our children and families. So, to show our appreciation we put up the bunting and dusted our best china. To top it off, staff turned volunteer for the day and honed our waitressing skills to wait on our amazing volunteers.

The tea party kicked off with a thank you from our CEO, Chris Baker, and a thank you from our founder and life-long president, Anthea Hare.

Anthea said,

Volunteers are an essential part of any hospice and we couldn’t function without them. Our volunteers are the window of our hospice and are deeply appreciated.

We played a short film of children, families and staff at Richard House who wanted to say thank you for the difference that our volunteers make to them.

Our Volunteer Ambassador, Steve, told us he volunteers at Richard House because:

The support Richard House provides is right here in the East End community I come from. It’s great seeing the happiness of children and families from diverse backgrounds taking part together in the activities provided at the hospice.

There were plenty of sandwiches and cakes to keep the party going and of course no tea party is complete without strawberries and cream!

To end the event, one of our parents spoke about her experiences at Richard House and the important role that volunteers play in ensuring that the hospice, which is like a second home to their family, is always here when they need it.

Thank you so much again to all our volunteers!