This year we held our very first national Volunteer Awards to say a big 'thank you' to some exceptional people that support our work.
Among those picking up our awards was the team of volunteers at the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at Whipps Cross Hospital.
One of its members, Kate, tells us, ‘It’s very flattering for us to win this award. I think it’s recognition that we kept our centre going at a difficult time, as well as for our outreach work in the community.
‘I’ve been at the centre from the beginning. It’s great to think I’ve been able to help someone even in a tiny way just by pointing them in the right direction.
‘The ceremony was also a nice bonding event – all getting to go to the awards together. We’re delighted to have won and we’ll be putting our award up in the centre.
‘On the night we felt privileged and humbled to be among people who had achieved such amazing things for Macmillan. The atmosphere was very positive and hearing about the heroic efforts and contributions of others was awe-inspiring.’
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