Happy retirement Libby!

After 18 years of outstanding service Health Care Assistant Libby Punter has retired, and former colleagues, volunteers and the founder of Woking Hospice, Rhod Lofting, came along to thank her and wish her all the best for the future.

Libby has worked in the Woking Day Unit since the Hospice opened in 1996, and was in fact the third ever person to be recruited. “I’ve always loved my job and it’s never felt like work here,” said Libby, who throughout her career has been a dedicated ambassador for us. She was surprised but also delighted to see so many familiar faces come to her retirement party.

“I’ve met some amazing people over the years, and it’s incredibly rewarding to have somebody say thank you for your love and care, somehow that makes it all worthwhile,” explained Libby. She added “it’s such exciting times ahead and I’m sorry I won’t be around to see the move in a few years time, but hopefully I’ll be kept up to speed by my colleagues and friends, and I wish the Hospices well.”

Libby, who previously worked at the Community Hospital, has clocked up a total of 30 years working in healthcare, and is now looking forward to spending more time with her family, and developing her own charity, which provides aid to developing countries.

You can see all the photos from the retirement party in our Facebook album here.