Team Spirit - Highly Commended

Cuerden Hall Trading Team

The trading team at Cuerden Hall is entirely run by volunteers who work together week by week in the barn sales, coffee shop, book shop and clothes shop, successfully trading six days a week, 50 weeks of the year.

The volunteers are a fantastic example of how Sue Ryder enables people to have access to compassionate and personalised care - not only through the money they raise, which helps to enable services to be delivered, but in the way they work directly with residents at Cuerden Hall.

By working together, the volunteers build trust and relationships with residents and their families. The ambience of the courtyard at the coffee shop provides an environment where they can relax and enjoy the company of family and friends. This social interaction enables residents to feel part of a community.

The team of volunteers take on a variety of roles, and work closely together to ensure every opportunity to make money is capitalised, each sharing their own area of expertise The team raised a staggering £115,000 last year.