A founding trustee of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has been shortlisted in the Beyond Governance category of the 3rd Sector Care Awards.
Anne Fowlie, Vice-Chair of Trustees at South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice, is one of just three people to be shortlisted for the national award.
Run by Care Management Matters, the 3rd Sector Care Awards celebrate the innovation and care excellence of the not-for-profit care and support sector. Winners will be announced at an awards event in London on 6 December 2017.
Anne has worked with the charity since it launched in 1998, when she helped to secure community support, plan the hospice and research suitable sites. As a teacher in Doncaster supporting children with severe and complex needs, Anne was one of several people who recognised a need to support families in South Yorkshire dealing with life-threatening and life-shortening conditions outside a hospital environment.
Together with other trustees, Anne has since helped to ensure Bluebell Wood continues to meet families’ needs with services such as respite care, counselling, music therapy, sibling support and end-of-life care.
Claire Rintoul, Chief Executive, Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re delighted that the huge role that trustees like Anne play in the development of a hospice such as Bluebell Wood has been recognised. As with all our trustees, Anne has always been a custodian of the vision and purpose of the hospice. She ensures we hold true to our vision to do our very best at all times for children and families.
“Anne has brought her skills, knowledge and experience from working with children with additional needs and in education to her trustee role. Anne gives time and energy beyond the meetings, from showing visitors round the hospice on open day, serving bereaved families at Remembering Day, giving an inspirational talk at our volunteers event and board development work.
“It’s very exciting that Anne has been shortlisted in these very worthy awards. We all wish her the very best of luck.”