TWO members of staff from St Nicholas Hospice Care found themselves sitting down for a chat with Prime Minister David Cameron when he presented a Big Society Award to the boss of Waitrose.
Emma Page, voluntary services manager at the hospice, and Sarah Bilal, who manages the hospice shop, in St John’s Street, Bury St Edmunds, received a mystery invitation to meet an unknown VIP last Thursday.
They travelled to Waitrose HQ where Mr Cameron presented the award to Mark Price, Waitrose managing director. This was in recognition of its Community Matters scheme, whereby £1,000 is donated to three charities each month, and its Partner Volunteering, which was pioneered in Bury at the hospice shop. This involved staff spending time helping at the shop.
And before he left the PM was also invitated by Emma to visit the hospice.