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Hospice helper couple

466. Angela Steele
465. John Steele

A retired couple from Hertfordshire who volunteer hours every week for their local hospice.

Their award was presented by Samantha Cameron at a Downing Street reception for Peace Hospice Care.

Angela & John Steele from Watford began volunteering for Peace Hospice Care when they retired and wanted to give something back to their local community. They have become inspirational volunteers with the hospice’s Starlight Centre which supports day visitors to the centre, bringing care and compassion to all that they do.

As a driver, John transports day-patients to the hospice. His patience and understanding of how challenging patients can find the journeys have quickly made him an invaluable member of the team. As well as greeting patients when they arrive at the hospice and taking care of them, Angela is involved in a project that teaches helps patients use technology for support like using Skype to communicate with their families and friends.

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“John and Angela have given a huge amount of time and enthusiasm to brighten the lives of hundreds of seriously ill people and their families in Hertfordshire. They have shown tremendous care and compassion in everything they do for Peace Hospice Care. Their dedication to making a difference in their local community is remarkable and to those they have supported they are truly Points of Light.”

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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