Volunteer receives top award

A prestigious medal has been awarded by The League of Mercy to Holy Cross Hospital volunteer Christine Keattch in recognition of her many years of voluntary service.

Christine has been a volunteer at Holy Cross for 20 years and was presented with the Order of Mercy at an awards ceremony at Mansion House in the City of London. She was one of only 25 people in the country to have been selected for this year’s awards,

The League of Mercy, originally created in 1899 for the encouragement and recognition of voluntary work in hospitals and the community, was refounded as a nationwide registered charity in 1999 and now continues the work of the original founder, the then Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.

The Rt Hon the Lord Lingfield, President of the League of Mercy said “Christine Keattch has done extraordinary work for those most in need. She is a marvellous example of someone whose longstanding and voluntary dedication to the service and welfare of others is noteworthy and remarkable and we were delighted to be able to make this well deserved award to her.”

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