On Friday the 4th of March, Sumo were invited down to Bramall Lane, the home of local Football team Sheffield United. However, we weren’t heading for a quick kick-about with the players, there were in fact no players to be seen that evening. Instead the prestigious football grounds had traded its regular audience for one a little more unusual, this evening it was to play host to doctors, nurses and all the other dedicated members of staff that Sheffield Children’s Hospital requires to operate its incredible service.
That evening, it was of course the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Star Awards 2016, a ceremony held to honour the dedication and commitments of the team that help run the hospital on a day to day basis. This year there were over 300 nominations throughout the 8 categories and although in our eyes every member of their team is a STAR, there were only 26 awards on offer!
As one of several companies to help sponsor the event, we were given the great privilege of being able to hand out the Volunteers Award – an award presented to individuals that have carelessly given up their own time and commitments to improving the experiences and care that patients receive on a daily basis. With 9 nominees in this category we were honoured to be able to present the award to Simone Senior
Talking about Simone, the team that nominated her said;
“Simone is always very helpful when she comes into our department. She helps us with our admin and she has helped us with the department questionnaires. Simone is incredibly polite and always smiling. Simone completes all the tasks really quickly and to such a high standard, and then she is always asking to help do more. Simone goes above and beyond as a volunteer and our department wouldn’t function without her. We want her to know we value her very much and we are very grateful for all her help. She is our Star!”
From everyone here at Sumo we just want to congratulate Simone once again on receiving this award. It’s truly well deserved!