Thanks to all who have worked on our hospice dream

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I have been a part of the butterfly Hospice for the last 11 years since that initial dream to the completion of our wonderful hospice building.

I feel that now is the right time for me to step down from my role as Company Secretary.

I have worked with the Trustees to find and appoint a new hospice manager who will take up the post on the January 9, 2012.

I know the hospice and the charity will be in good hands under the new leadership and will be able to cope with the challenging times ahead.

I am delighted to say that during last 11 years we have achieved so much and I thank all those who have worked alongside me, very sincerely for their support during this time.

The relationships I have with staff and volunteers have become very special to me and I am sure many will endure long into the future.

I have also received tremendous support from my friends and family. My son Chris who has managed to cope with my/our printing demands for the last eleven years, but also thank you to my very understanding mum, Rob and Matt.

I have to say a very special thank you to our board of trustees some of us have known each other since that first meeting in Boston Stump 11 years ago.

I have really valued the close working relationship between us, especially when dealing with difficult problems and situations.

I am pleased to say I will definitely not be severing my ties with the Butterfly Hospice. How could I possibly give up something that I so genuinely believe in and that I have really loved?

I will continue to be an ambassador for the hospice and will always be available as a volunteer; our hospice will continue to be very close to my heart.

And Finally our charity would not exist if it were not for the many volunteers who work tirelessly with true dedication to the cause,

My biggest thanks and praise must go to you, whether in the Boston or Spalding shops, the warehouse, the office, outside in our garden, part of the fund raising teams in Skegness and Boston or on the trustee board.

You have all worked with the local community to make the dream a reality, ‘thank you’, it has been such a joy to work with you all.

As a charity our vision has always been to support local people with life limiting illnesses to live as normal a life as possible, over 1.5 million has been donated to build and equip our building, and although we are quite well known to the community who have supported us, to those who frequent our shops or take part in our fund raising events, most people are unaware of what really happens to the gifts they so generously give. However our hospice is now there for all to see.

With the community’s dedication and financial support we have built and equipped Boston’s own in-patient hospice. Let’s embrace the future and all of its challenges together, raising funds, this time to support our bed provision and drop in support centre.