Omega, the National Association for End of Life Care (Omega care for life) is delighted to announce the winner of their first Volunteer of the Month Award sponsored by their Charity Partner, EDSB Group Ltd.

Juliet Rutherford, a former nurse and retired business owner, joined the Omega team in November 2018 and has been busy ever since. She immediately rose to the challenge of her varied volunteer role with enthusiasm and commitment. Juliet has, for example, gathered valuable feedback during her visits to local GP practices in North Shropshire to help develop Delphinium, a new not-for-profit virtual assistant service.

Juliet supported the first Delphinium Cup charity football match and has also been busy in the kitchen and in her garden to raise funds for Omega’s important work. Not only has she baked batches of her special recipe, delicious lemon drizzle cake, she has also spent many hours nurturing and selling bedding plants and hanging baskets from her home near Bishops Castle, at the Belle Vue Arts Festival and from Omega’s head office London House, Town Walls, Shrewsbury. On top of this, Juliet somehow found time to travel to West Yorkshire to meet our commercial partner, EDSB Group Ltd, and she has regularly helped to make Omega Quizzes a success. In fact, Juliet received her Award during the latest Omega Quiz night at the GreenHouse Café, Shrewsbury, where she was presented with an Omega care for life Certificate of Appreciation by Omega Chairperson, Linton Waters. She also received an Omega Lottery subscription donated by EDSB, a cash award, and a parcel of goodies including a one-to-one Pilates gift voucher donated by Marica Sarcina, a bottle of single malt whisky and a Dyson Design Gift bag and card.

Juliet continues to make a positive impact and is a welcome – and very popular – member of Claire Purcell’s amazing community fundraising team. We are incredibly grateful for her contribution.

Congratulations, Juliet, for winning our first Volunteer of the Month Award!

Omega care for life Development Director, Thomas Memery: “Thanked Juliet for her enthusiastic support and also expressed his gratitude to EDSB Group Ltd for helping Omega celebrate the achievements of their hard working colleagues paid and unpaid”

Omega care for life is keen to recruit more talented volunteers with a wide range of skills and experience. To find out more about volunteering opportunities visit omega.uk.net or telephone 01743 245088.