11th June 2021

A tribute to Mary’s long service

After 14 years of dedicated service Mary Morgan has resigned from her position as Spiritual Care Lead at Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank her.

Mary started her career at the Hospice in 2007 as Volunteers Services Manager. Many of the volunteers she recruited went on to become members of staff, and she was always very hands on when it came to interviewing, supporting, and keeping in touch with volunteers, as well as volunteering herself at Fundraising events.

She even dressed up as a banana for her volunteer recruitment campaign ‘One of your 5 a day’ to highlight how healthy it is to volunteer and give back to the community.

In April 2019 she was appointed in the new role of Spiritual Care Lead to develop the Hospice’s care and support for patients, families and staff that reflected a broader view to spirituality, whether found in a religious faith or secular approach. She was supported by a team of volunteers, from different backgrounds, local community faith leaders and encouraged active participation from colleagues, and other members of the community.

Mary has promised that she will maintain her contact with the Hospice to help in any way
that she can and explains about her time at the Hospice:

“What a journey, what a book and what adventures! Working at the Hospice has been a huge and significant part of my life on many levels. Woking and Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care is an extraordinary place, and to be part of something that is far bigger than any one individual is priceless.

My 14 years have been inspiring, enriching, moving and at times downright challenging but I am so proud to have ‘done my bit’ in contributing to what we do. Even as a banana!”

For the past five years Mary has also been supporting bereaved families as a Funeral Celebrant to create unique and memorable services for their loved ones, something that is enormously important to her and that she will continue to do. You can find out more at www.maryfuneralcelebrant.co.uk

Everyone at the Hospice wishes Mary all the best in her future ventures. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise Mary’s long service and to thank her for her contribution and the huge difference this will have made to so many people’s lives.