Volunteers from Oswestry, Llanfyllin and Ellesmere are among the 114 incredible people who have just been presented with Long Service Awards by Hope House Children’s Hospices.

The charity has more than 600 volunteers who regularly give their time to help out in its charity shops, at fundraising events and as part of the Friends Group network, and at the charity’s two hospices Hope House in Oswestry and Tŷ Gobaith in Conwy.

This year, two special ceremonies were held at Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith to present the awards which ranged from three to 25 years.

After hearing from senior staff about the impact their volunteering has on the children and families who rely on the hospice services, the volunteers were given behind the scenes tours.

Chief executive Andy Goldsmith thanked the gathered guests for their time and efforts over the years.

“Time is the most precious commodity,” he said.

“By choosing to give your time to Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith you make it possible for us to raise the money needed to support and care for local children with life-threatening conditions.

“We cannot thank you enough for your gift of time.”

Volunteers including years in brackets: Ellesmere Friends Group: Debbie Hayward, Averil Macdonald, Ken Rogers, Karen Ward and Anne Wignall (all 15), and Jean Maddock (10). Oswestry Events Group: Ann Grover (10). Oswestry Shop: Rosemary Roberts (20), Marie Sparkes (15) and Gwyneth Morgan (5). Llanfyllin Friends Group: Audrey Jones (25) and Annette Griffiths (20).