Outstanding Volunteer Award

Pam recently received an award for from the Luton and Bedfordshire Community Awards 2015.
Pam was honoured for the support she has given to the hospital over the years in her roles as former Governor and leading fundraiser gaining her the Exceptional Achievement Award.

Pauline Philip (Chief Executive L&D Hospital) said: “This award is richly deserved. There is no such word as ‘can’t’ when it comes to Pam. If we need something doing and there are some barriers to getting it done, we know if Pam is involved she will not give up until the right thing for patients, staff and volunteers is done and finished. We cannot thank her enough for the outstanding contribution she continues to make to our hospital and patient care.”

Until September of this year, Pam had been an extremely active Governor for nine years since the hospital became a Foundation Trust. She has arranged many ‘meet the consultants’ community events across the local area and has visited so many GP practices to represent the Trust and sign up people to the L&D membership that we have lost count.

A volunteer in the Cardiac Rehabilitation department and at hospital reception, Pam is a tireless fundraiser for the L&D and other charities – she can be seen across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire shaking tins at supermarkets, festivals and carnivals.

Pam organises fundraising events like lecture nights, quiz nights and race nights and gala dinners.  She also helps out at many of the other fundraising and charitable occasions held at the Trust. She has supported the work to receive significant donations for our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac services and Prostate Cancer Biopsy machine Appeal fundraising.  Pam was instrumental in supporting the setting up of the newly opened NICU parents’ accommodation.

Well done Pam!!!