We’d like to congratulate our accounts manager, Mike Titchard, who was invited to attend the inaugural Mayoral Achievement Awards by the Mayor of Warrington, held at the Town Hall.
Mike is part of a team that has volunteered at events for St Rocco’s Hospice for the past 10 years, selflessly helping with all the background jobs that need doing so that the Hospice can continue to carry out their amazing fundraisers.
The volunteers, affectionately called “The A Team” by the hospice, were nominated for all their hard work over the year. As the Mayor’s office heard via the nomination, this work can be anything from the smallest thing to a full day team effort.
Roles over the last 12 months have included:
- Car parking duties at major fundraising events
- Erecting and taking down crowd barriers at the Hospice’s annual Starlight Walk and other duties throughout the night
- Assisting the organisers and the teams at the annual Dragon Boat events
- Running a water/feed station on behalf of the Hospice at the English Half Marathon in September
- Erecting gazebos in 25mph winds to protect people from the elements at the Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting service.
It’s not all hard work for the team. At the Hospice’s Colour Run, the team got into the spirit of things by pelting competitors with powder-paint in between duties.
Not content just helping with the set-up and clear-down, this year Mike did the run along with his daughter, and youngest member of the A-Team, Kate. Unfortunately, Kate was unable to attend the Mayoral Achievement Awards event as she recently started university in Glasgow.
A Few Words from Mike
“At the service the Mayor stated that volunteers don’t go into volunteering for the recognition, but it was his desire that they deserved some. All of the A-Team have some reason to thank the hospice. We just want to do whatever we can so that the hospice can carry on providing support to others, as ours have received.”
“There is no way that I would ever be able to care directly for somebody with a terminal illness, but we can help out in our way, and let real stars carry on providing the caring.”