Mother Rose’ wins top accolade at the Cornwall Volunteer Awards 2018
Duchy Health Charity sponsors the ‘Health Volunteer’ Award and at the Eden Project on Friday 16 November three nominees were presented:
Caitlin Dean, Chair of Pregnancy Sickness Support described how they use a website, social media (facebook and twitter) and a national helpline, to help those suffering from severe sickness in pregnancy which can be very debilitating and isolating.
Caitlin and Karen from Pregnancy Sickness Support
Liskeard Breathers Group represented by Joe Barr and Andrew Hubbard have ten support groups throughout Cornwall for sufferers of Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease and similar long-term conditions. They do talks to schools about the dangers of smoking and are in the process of preparing a video teaching pack with EPIC that can be used with young people.
Joe and Andrew from Breathers Group
The third nominee and winner of the Health Award was Rosemary Wickett who volunteers with Cornwall Foundation Trust. She has been a volunteer helping the mentally ill for thirty years. Busy nearly every day of the week she runs social coffee mornings, a weekly Sunday lunch club, and teaches basic cooking skills at two homes for those with mental health problems in North Cornwall. She is an AMES assessor with Accreditation in Mental Health. Affectionately known as ‘Mother Rose’ she is held in high esteem by those she works with, and a deserving winner of the Health Award.
Rosemary Wickett(Right) and Christine Pascoe, Cornwall Foundation Trust
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