Anne’s Story

Continue reading to find out more about one of our very own volunteers, who recently became the recipient of a Order of Mercy award.

On Friday 29th July 2022, The League of Mercy Foundation held their 2022 Conferral of the Order of Mercy ceremony. Among the recipients this year was Anne Hinds, a Hackney local who has volunteered with St Joseph’s Hospice for almost 20 years.

Known for being hard-working and reliable, Anne’s volunteering experience at the Hospice has been vast. She has worked with the Fundraising team on events such as the Light up a Life Appeal, which generates donations and allows members of the local community to make tributes to their loved ones. The team also holds four annual jumble sales – a popular event within the local community – that Anne assists with. Currently, she volunteers at the Hospice’s Five Sister’s Café, and has even trained new volunteers. Anne’s kindness, compassion and support of St Joseph’s mission have also lead her to play an important role in the ‘voice group’, which is a volunteer-led hospice development group.

Asked about her time volunteering at the Hospice, Anne has said that she ‘enjoys the social aspect’. She offers her time up twice a week, and appreciates how her time at the Hospice keeps her active and busy – she has said that ‘everybody needs something to keep them active as they get older.’

Speaking about Anne, St Joseph’s Volunteering Manager Simon Bennett said the event was ‘a really proud moment to see her achievements recognised.’

For more information about how to volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospice, please contact Simon at s.bennett@stjh, or 020 8525 3174. Or go to the following link: Volunteer Opportunities » St. Joseph’s Hospice (