The team at our Bournemouth Support Centre has won its category in the fourth annual Daily Echo ‘Proud to Care’ awards in association with BCP Council.
Daily Echo readers were asked to nominate in 13 categories which recognise carers who go out of their way to improve the lives of others. Wessex Cancer Support won the Voluntary or Community Award in Association with BMI The Harbour Hospital for tirelessly supporting local people living with cancer.
Steffi Colbert, the manager of our Bournemouth Support Centre, said:
“I’m thrilled that Wessex Cancer Support has been given this award. Despite going through such a difficult couple of years due to Covid-19, we’ve continually been here for local people living with cancer. At the start of the first lockdown, we moved our services online within 48 hours so everyone knew they still had somewhere to go. We couldn’t have done this without the tireless work of our volunteers. I’m humbled and awestruck by how much time and effort they give.”
Daily Echo editor, Dairmuid Macdonagh, said:
“The dedication of all those involved in caring for others, whether they’re professionally trained or informal or family carers is amazing and these awards are a tribute to them and all that they do. We heard some wonderful and inspiring stories, and where on earth would we be without them?”
Read the Bournemouth Echo’s article about the winners here
Back row, left to right: Steffi, the manager of our Bournemouth Support Centre, with volunteers Geoffrey and front row, left to right: Wendy, Paulette and Juli