“I’ve really enjoyed my time at York Hospital and couldn’t have asked for more supportive and friendly people. It’s been a rewarding experience that I will treasure forever”. – Bea Mills
Our hospital volunteers have also been recognised in the local community, through the York Press Community Pride awards. In 2019 Daisy Barber was a Finalist for Spirit of Youth, while in 2018 Keelie Mollan was York Volunteer of the Year. In 2017 our 100-year old fundraiser Rebekah Stott was a Finalist for York Fundraiser of the Year, and Ward 28, Newspaper Delivery and FOYH Singers mainstay Bob Taylor was shortlisted for York Volunteer of the Year.
The John Pratt Award
John Pratt was a much loved and respected member and President of Friends of York Hospitals (FOYH). He had been involved with FOYH for many years and his death in June 2018 was sorely felt by a great many people in both the FOYH and the York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals Trust.
To keep John’s values at the forefront of FOYH, a John Pratt Award for exceptional service/volunteering was introduced.
The first volunteer to be presented with the Award was Sandi Richardson in 2018. Sandi had been a volunteer for 37 years and had worked to raise a significant amount of money for the charity.
The John Pratt Award will be awarded when an individual has shown outstanding attributes which reflect John’s lifelong commitment and work ethic to the charity. Anyone can nominate a volunteer for the award at any time. The nominee must have been with us for at least 5 years and have been unstinting in supporting other colleagues and FOYH activities.
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