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City volunteer wins regional care accolade

Jean Collyer, a volunteer at Marriott House and Lodge Care Home in Chichester has been named as a divisional winner in the 2020 Barchester Care Awards.


The awards celebrate staff and volunteers who go the extra mile for the benefit of individuals living in Barchester care homes. Categories range from ‘registered nurse of the year’ and ‘carer of the year’ to ‘maintenance champion’ and ‘team of the year’.


As the winner for the divisional volunteer of the year category, Jean has automatically gone through to the national Barchester Care Awards finals, where she will be interviewed by the judges for the last round of judging.


In October Jean will be invited to attend the Care Awards ceremony where the achievements will be celebrated, and the national winners will be announced. We are planning for this to take place virtually on October 8, further details to follow.


Jean said: “I was totally shocked when I received the letter, it was totally unexpected, it is a joy to volunteer at Marriott House and Lodge and it is my pleasure to be able to support the amazing residents and staff, it is nothing short of an honour.”


Acting general manager, Irene Pudduck, added: “This is an amazing achievement, and the staff residents and community are supporting Jean wholeheartedly. It’s more important than ever to recognise everyone that has worked so hard.


“It is lovely to recognise these individuals. There isn’t a more worthy winner, and we’re really excited for the National Awards ceremony in October where Jean will hopefully take home the crown.”

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