Hospice public relations officer retires
12:10pm Monday 4th November 2013 in NW
WIGAN and Leigh Hospice needs to raise £7,000 per day, 365 days a year to continue providing an outstanding care service.
“It’s a service that couldn’t continue without the support and generosity of people, organisations and companies,” said the Hospice’s grateful communications and public relations officer Edwin Matthews.
Atherton man Edwin, who will be 65 on November 19, retired last Friday full of praise for the spirit of patients and the dedication of volunteers and staff and the care they show.
“At times it’s been a challenge but I have worked with a lot of dedicated people and we have had great support from the community and the Journal,” said Edwin who joined the Hospice team in November 2004.
Because of his marketing and promotions background he became involved in the charity’s massive fundraising task and is particularly proud of how his Proms in the Park brainchild caught the community’s imagination.
Services and the level of care is constantly developing at the Hospice and a new team of a dozen nurses have been taken on board to deliver ‘Hospice in your home’ care and the ultimate aim is to have this home service boosted by volunteers who would be on hand to help.
Around 80 people attended Edwin’s retirement ceremony at the Hospice and he was inundated with gifts.
“I was staggered by how many people turned up. The people involved with the Hospice, volunteers and staff and front line administration and medical teams are all so dedicated. There are no skivers here!
“I would urge the community to continue their great support - we never know when we may need the Hospice’s help,” said Edwin.
Comments are closed on this article.