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PRIDE of St. Michael's Hospice Awards

In February 2022, St. Michael’s Hospice launched its PRIDE awards.

The awards have been introduced to recognise those members of staff and volunteers who have demonstrated the core vision and values of the organisation which focus on People, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence, PRIDE. You can read more about St. Michael’s Hospice’s Vision and Values here.

They are a celebration of those times where staff and volunteers go above and beyond in their roles, supporting team members and our patients and families. The life of St. Michael’s is made up of so many extraordinary moments of dedication and humanity, these awards are here to shine a light on those and to illustrate the pride all staff and volunteers have in this organisation and the roles they play in its success.

How does it work

  • Staff and volunteers are nominated by filling in the form below, emailing HR at or by filling in one of the cards available around the Hospice and dropping it in the sealed box at reception. The nomination cards are also available in our stores and can be handed into staff to pass to HR.
  • All staff and volunteers who are nominated will be informed by email with the text from the nomination.
  • Everyone nominated will be listed on our staff intranet pages to celebrate their achievement.
  • Once a month, the Senior Leadership Team will review all the nominations and select a monthly winner.
  • The winner will receive a certificate, badge acknowledging their contribution to the values of the organisation.
  • Every year, one winner will be chosen from the 12 monthly winners.

Previous Winners

Monika Balstone and Jean Lynn were our volunteer winners for August for all the help and support they have given to fundraising.

August volunteer winner, Roger Day, was nominated for always being, cheerful, helpful and going the extra mile. Roger was nominated four times in the month.

July staff winner: Sarah Chapman for the time she spent with an anxious patient, listening, getting her to open up and responding to her needs.

June staff winner: Nina Walsh was nominated for her care both of a patient and the patient's wife.

June volunteer winner: Virginia Budd a fundraising and admin volunteer was nominated for her invaluable work with the fundraising team

May staff winner: Emma Green was nominated for her work with two young girls both before and after they lost their mother.

May volunteer winner: Vicky Jennings from our Overton store was nominated for helping a customer home with her purchaes

April staff winner: Robbie Black was nominated for the extra effort made he made for a customer in our Furniture Store.

April volunteer winner: Maggie and Baxter, our PAT dog

March staff winner: Paul Upson for his support for staff in a number of areas. Paul was nominated 3 separate times.

February staff winner: Sarah Keeling was nominated twice for going above and beyond to support the community hub due to sickness.

January staff winner: Ellie Morgan was nominated for her outstanding patient care, as nominated by relatives. Ellie was actually nominated 3 separate times.

Nomination Form

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The person I am nominating is:
PRIDE Values
They have demonstrated the following values (please select at least one)
The text of your nomination will appear on our website and our social media. Are you happy for us to include your name as well?*
Our PRIDE Awards