Joanne Dixon

A Customer Banking Centre Manager in Lancaster, Joanne has been supporting the partnership for more than 7 years - ranging from selling ice cream to organising glamorous balls!

Joanne Dixon

What does the partnership mean to you?

I first started helping at the hospice about 7 years ago and have encouraged my team to get involved too. We have had great fun helping out and we are always made to feel extremely welcome. I know that our hospice relies heavily on volunteers and feel that  that we are making a real difference in the help that we give.

How have you got involved?

In May I attended the St John’s hospice Las Vegas ball with 3 of my colleagues – Ana Granados, Ben Sargeant and Emma Bates. It was a brilliant night and we all got a chance to dress up. We helped with the heads & tail game, the envelope raffle and the prize draw. we raised £3,501 from our games which was match funded by the bank. In total £16,396 was raised on the night.

I always come away feeling extremely happy and pleased that we have been able to help. We have helped at plant sales, golf events and Christmas fairs. We have helped with raffles, tombolas, serving coffees, lots of things. The best fun I have had was selling ice creams from an ice cream van at the summer fete!

Would you recommend volunteering at hospice fundraising events to your colleagues?

I would definitely recommend.

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