Order of Mercy Recipients 2019
Published by Debbie Baverstock on Mon, 15/07/2019 - 09:07
Mrs Beatrice Dyer - Friends of the Royal Cornwall Hospital
Mrs Dyer joined the Friends of the Royal Cornwall Hospital in 2008 and soon became its chairman. Not only did she raise a substantial amount of money for the hospital, but she liaised with the Board of Trustees to discuss their needs and to ensure that those funds were used effectively. She is a terrific ambassador, giving talks to local organisations and businesses, often using that time to sell goods made by The Friends or to obtain substantial donations. Under her chairmanship and excellent leadership The Friends have raised over £1 million.
Mrs Win Ebanks - The League of Friends of Crawley Hospital
Mrs Ebanks has worked dilligently for The League of Friends of Crawley Hospital for 18 years. She has participated in many fundraising activities, the profits of which purchase vital equipment. She works in various charity shops, and her profits all go to the hospital. She is dependable, reliable and cheerful and a constant asset to the hospital.
To nominate a volunteer from your group
The League asks charitable organisations to nominate, on a special Honouring Volunteers form, individuals who have given seven or more years of outstanding service, unpaid except for expenses. Up to fifty people will be chosen annually to receive the League's prestigious award for distinguished voluntary service, the Order of Mercy. This is an award for individuals not for groups or projects, however deserving. A presentation ceremony will be held at a grand venue in London and each recipient will be invited to bring family and friends as well as representatives of the charity concerned. The Order of Mercy is a beautiful hallmarked silver gilt representation of the original 1899 design depicting Joshua Reynolds's figure of 'Charity'. Important local and national media publicity will be sought for the individuals and charities concerned.
You can find out how to apply by clicking on the link http://leagueofmercy.co.uk/apply/