We are very proud to announce that our Volunteer, Elizabeth Timmons, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to terminally ill patients.
Elizabeth has been fundraising for us for almost 30 years, exploiting every opportunity to gather more funds for our cause which is so close to her heart, as well as volunteering in our Inpatient Unit, serving meals and providing comfort and support to patients and their families. Elizabeth also helped to set up the Irish and Holyrood Support group which has provided us with ongoing fundraising support over the years. We are delighted that Elizabeth’s compassion and dedication to our patients and community has been recognised.
Peace Hospice Care Chief Executive, Jackie Tritton, said: “We are so proud that Elizabeth’s incredible contribution to our work has been recognised. She has devoted almost 30 years to the Hospice, providing support and comfort to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families in our Inpatient Unit, and also with ongoing fundraising to ensure we can continue to do what we do. Elizabeth has been a vital part of Peace Hospice Care since we began and is most deserving of his award.”
Read more about Elizabeth and her life here.