28 November 2014
Marnie accepts her award at the event in Birmingham
An East Kent-based Macmillan volunteer services manager has been recognised for her inspirational work supporting people affected by cancer in the area.
Former world champion swimmer and record holder Mark Foster presented Marnie Enever with an award at the prestigious 2014 Macmillan Excellence Awards, held at The Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham on 13 November.
The awards, which are now in their third year, were developed to celebrate the outstanding work carried out by Macmillan health and social care professionals across the country. The event recognised excellence in four areas: service improvement, innovation, integration and teamwork.
Marnie Enever, based at Crossroads Care East Kent, was nominated for the Integration Excellence category, and was considered to have developed integrated services to improve the experiences and outcomes of people affected by cancer.
Marnie said of the honour: 'I am thrilled to have won this award which recognises the importance of partnership working. Being able to work together to achieve the best outcome for the person in need is a great feeling. The volunteers who support the service are wonderfully kind people who give their time generously and I thank them wholeheartedly.'
Lorraine Williamson, from Crossroad Care East Kent said: 'Within 18 months, Marnie Enever has developed a thriving volunteer service that is now an integral part of Crossroads Care. Marnie’s commitment and determination to the development and expansion of the volunteer service has been the key to both East Kent and West Kent Crossroads’ decision to invest in the future of this service. Marnie’s can-do attitude is infectious and inspires all her volunteers to think outside the box and provide the ultimate in customer service and compassionate care.'
Marnie is part of a team of 140 local Macmillan professionals supporting people affected by cancer so that no one has to face it alone.