Margaret Harvey Service Award
posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 15 October 2018, 16:34
Margaret started volunteering at Fair Havens Hospice, now Havens Hospices and incorporating both Little Haven children's' hospice and The "J's" Hospice, in Southend after her father spent his last 36 hours there. Her mother was virtually paralysed after a stroke and the care the whole family, including her teenage children, received was amazing.
At first Margaret did a variety of jobs from driving the Day Care patients to and from their homes, reception desk, filling in after someone went off long term sick in Finance until finally she settled to opening a counting the collecting boxes on a Thursday morning in the locked counting room. At this point in 2001 she had been appointed the Diocesan Secretary of Mothers' Union and her husband Bob had retired, so he joined in working with her and John Barham just in case she was needed to work on their morning. However, Bob was able to take up his childhood hobby of coin collecting as he took over converting foreign money into sterling and so far, has converted £25k.
Margaret says it is amazing to look back and realise how long she has been there and been able to help in some small way with the outstanding care they give. Margaret was presented with her 25year service certificate and badge at a ceremony on the 12th September.
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