STAFF at Hope House Children’s Hospice have been honoured for years of service.

Chair of Trustees Steve Henly presented nine staff members with 20 and 10 Year Long Service Awards, and said their commitment was greatly appreciated.

“Their work as a team enables Hope House to provide vital care and support and counselling to hundreds of families across Shropshire, Powys and North Wales that are caring for a terminally ill child or who have been bereaved,” he added.

“Only with a dedicated and professional team, and the incredible support of the public to fund our services, can we realise our ambition of ensuring that no one faces the death of a child alone.”

The 20 Year Long Service Awards were presented to: Karen Murray, nurse; Louise Bowen, fundraising team administrator; and Fiona Pryce, health care support worker.

Staff who received 10 Year Long Service Awards were: Simi Epstein, director of fundraising and marketing; Yvonne Stocks, counsellor; Carole Clayton, Shrewsbury shop manager; Beverley Lambert, Wrexham shop manager; Alison Marsh, head of fundraising and Lyn Jones, support services assistant.