The Queens Award Presentation


On Wednesday 15th September, Whiston Town Hall hosted a ceremony for the presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  The recipients of the award were the wonderful volunteers who perform above and beyond and give their time to support the patients and staff at Whiston Hospital.

The ceremony, attended by around a hundred guests, was a great success and enjoyed by all.

Along with many of the Whiston Hospital volunteers, guests included:

From the Merseyside Lieutenancy Party:

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant, Mr. Mark FW Blundell                                        

Deputy Lieutenant, David Steer QC DL                                                                         

Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Paige Earlam DL                                                                     

Deputy Lieutenant, Colonel Mark Underhill OBE DL                                                     

Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Lieutenant Colonel Sean McEvoy BEM


Civic Parties                                                                             

The Worshipful Mayor of Knowsley, Councillor Frank Walsh and Mayoress, Miss Joanne Schumacher 

The Mayor of Whiston, Councillor Julie Anne Parker and Consort, Mr Martin Parker

 Whiston Town Clerk, Mrs Sandra Mayers 

 The Mayor of Prescot, Councillor Christopher Krelle


St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust representatives

Chief Executive, Ms Ann Marr OBE                                                                              

Deputy Chair, Mrs Val Davies                                                                                   

Voluntary Services Manager, Ms Anita Gillen