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Bishop Wordsworths School student to be awarded Best Young Volunteer for 2010 

Seventeen -year-old Bishop Wordsworth’s School sixth form student Denis Twomey will be rewarded for his dedication and commitment to patients when he will be presented with the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Young Volunteer Award at Salisbury District Hospital on July 9.

Denis, who is currently studying for his A Levels spent a minimum of two hours a week for the last 12 months helping patients and staff on the Burns Unit.

Denis said: "I started volunteering because I feel I owe a huge debt to the hospital and hospice after they looked after my mother during her illness 10 years ago. Both mum and dad have also been volunteering all their working lives, and so I guess it’s also in the genes."

Denis added: "The main feeling I get out of volunteering is a sense of self-satisfaction in knowing I have put something back into the community that has supported my family, and that I have made a little difference to the life of one or many people. I hope that being able to talk to the wide variety of patients with interesting lives has brightened up their day as much as it has brightened up mine."

Luke March, Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: " When you look at his reasons for taking up volunteering and the satisfaction he obviously gets from helping others, it is clear that Denis is truly a remarkable young man. It gives me great pleasure to recognise Denis for his efforts on behalf of our patients and staff. Whatever career path he chooses to follow, I know he will remain a very special individual, and an ideal example of volunteering. I wish him well for the future."

Notes to editors:


Reporters and photographers are invited to attend the presentation of the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Young Volunteer Award at 12.30pm on Friday, July 9 in Springs Restaurant, Salisbury District Hospital. If you would like to attend please contact Patrick Butler (details below)

The Trust currently has over 600 volunteers who give up around 1,900 hours a week of their free time to provide extra support across a whole range of hospital services over the year.

If anyone is interested in volunteering at Salisbury District Hospital please contact Jo Jarvis in the Voluntary Services Department on 01722 336262, extension 4026

For further information please contact:

Patrick Butler
Public Relations Manager
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01722 425170






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