Team Spirit - Highly Commended

Nettlebed 'A' Team

Having previously taken part in Sue Ryder sponsored walks, 9 years ago Joy joined as a volunteer committee member supporting the planning and marshalling of the walks. When Joy’s husband, Barry, retired, he joined her as a volunteer, and soon, Joy's close friends Ann and Chris also started to volunteer.

This strong team of friends support Nettlebed’s fundraising team. They have taken charge of the huge basement storage for events, cataloguing sorting donations, raffle prizes, Christmas cards and repairing broken gazebos or tables.

Over the years they have supported many events including the regular Nettlebed sales, Ride for Ryder, Picnic in the Proms, Starlight Hike, Women of Achievement Awards and many more. They also take on the responsibility of managing large events at the hospice - at a recent Bridal Fayre they organised the tickets, refreshments, and the raffle.

When the Duchess of Kent Charity merged with Sue Ryder the team helped to lead change by volunteering across both sites. They are full of energy and enthusiasm, suggesting new ideas, and always positively work together.