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Millbank’s Ian Pass marks 25 years volunteering at Wirral Hospice St John’s

27 Jul 2018

Millbank consultant Ian Pass has been recognised by Wirral Hospice St John’s for 25 years of volunteering service.

The hospice, which provides care and support to patients and their families and loved ones, marked his long service at a special afternoon tea at Ness Gardens.

Ian Pass

Ian first began volunteering at St John’s in 1992, giving up every other Saturday morning to help the staff and offer support to patients and their families. Over the years he has also given many Christmas Days and Bank Holidays volunteering at the Hospice.

“I don’t do it for any recognition,” says Ian, who has been working at Millbank since 1994. “I first started as a way to give something back to society. But it’s been a very rewarding 25 years. It’s provided many fond memories, and puts’ things into perspective.”

Carole Snow, Volunteer Services Manager at Wirral Hospice St John’s, said: “Ian is a fantastic volunteer. He's highly regarded by staff and volunteers, quietly making a difference to the patients and families he meets."

"We receive many thank you’s from patients and visitors for the way in which volunteers go about their duties and for their smiles and understanding - Ian is a prime example of this."

"I've known Ian for 11 years and it was wonderful to celebrate his 25 years of service to Wirral Hospice St John's.Volunteering isn't always easy, especially when you're working full time too. Thank you, Ian, it's a real achievement and we're looking forward to the next 25 years!”

Commenting on the importance of volunteers to Wirral Hospice St John's, Carol added:

“Volunteers are an important and essential part of our Hospice team. As well as providing practical help they bring compassion, empathy, humour and a slice of everyday normality into the lives of our patients.Volunteers are special because they choose to come, invaluable as they give support to so many areas of the Hospice and unique, each giving something of themselves to enhance the care and services our patients receive.”

Find out more about Wirral Hospice St John’s on their website.