Due to a generous gift from the Patricia Morley Foundation and support from Ashford International Hotel; Pilgrims Hospices was able to put on an award ceremony to recognise the efforts of staff and volunteers who have gone the extra mile.
Pilgrims is a much-loved local charity that cares for families who are facing the challenges of a terminal or life-limiting illness. The staff and volunteers give so much to all the families they care for and make such a difference when it matters most, it is wonderful to be able to recognise and celebrate this effort.
The ceremony, sponsored by the Patricia Morley Foundation, saw staff and volunteers who were nominated by their colleagues in recognition of their contribution to the hospice attend the event where winners received awards from Ann Robertson OBE founder and now president of the organisation.
I am really proud to work for an organisation like Pilgrims, and it’s lovely to receive an award to celebrate the creative ways in which we have reached out to our community this year to get people having open conversations about death and dying.
Abi Oborne, Education & Training Senior Administrator
Abi Oborne from Pilgrims Hospices Education department won her award for Creativity, Innovation and Dynamic Improvement. She said: “I am really proud to work for an organisation like Pilgrims, and it’s lovely to receive an award to celebrate the creative ways in which we have reached out to our community this year to get people having open conversations about death and dying. In the Education department, we are always thinking about new ways to engage the general public in these discussions and I’ve always been encouraged to think creatively about how we can achieve this.”
Launched in November 2018, the aim of the staff recognition awards, known as the CODE Awards, is to recognise the outstanding contribution of Pilgrims staff and volunteers who strive to deliver and continually improve on the excellent services.
Our values and behaviours underpin the work we do and ensure our continued success in providing specialist palliative care to the people of east Kent.
Cate Russell, Pilgrims Hospices Chief Executive
Cate Russell, Chief Executive, said: “Our values and behaviours underpin the work we do and ensure our continued success in providing specialist palliative care to the people of east Kent. We want all our staff and volunteers to be compassionate, open, dynamic and empowering. These behaviours form our CODE, which guides all of us at Pilgrims in our daily working and decision making. We are proud of all our staff and volunteers and these CODE Awards allow us to recognise teams and individuals who are shining examples of our CODE in action. We would like to thank our sponsors who have made the funds and facilities available to us so we can say a big well done to some really great people”.