Top award for hospice helper

Pamela Bailey receives the Badge of the Order of Mercy from the League of Mercy's president Lord Lingfield watche by Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley
Pamela Bailey receives the Badge of the Order of Mercy from the League of Mercy's president Lord Lingfield watche by Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley
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AN award recognising distinguished voluntary service has been made to St Nicholas Hospice Care volunteer Pamela Bailey.

The League of Mercy’s Badge of the Order of Mercy was presented to her at The Mansion House in the City of London.

Mrs Bailey, of Mayfield Road, Bury St Edmunds, began volunteering at the hospice 11 years ago after retiring as a music teacher.

“You can’t sit about in retirement and I’ve loved it,” she said. “There is some magic in the building. I feel I’ve benefited as much as people have from my experience.”

She works with people on day respite, making coffee, talking to people and offering hand massage. She also advises women who have lost their hair after chemotherapy on head coverings.