Meet Volunteer of the Year and Local Hero 2018 George Willis

We are over the moon with the news that George Willis, volunteer at St Raphael’s Care Home has been voted Volunteer of the Year at the Local Hero Awards 2018.

The Awards honour the talented, brave, compassionate and determined people who make Edinburgh a great city. Edinburgh’s Local Heroes were celebrated at a ceremony on Friday 15 June at the Assembly Rooms, with hundreds of guests attending to see the winners in 14 categories.

George Willis started volunteering at St Raphael’s shortly after his wife Agnes passed away. He has given up his own time to improve our residents’ wellbeing, doing everything from helping with activities to assisting at meal times.

George dedicated the award to the staff at St Raphael’s and said: “I’m very proud and extremely pleased to win the award. We were lucky enough to find St Raphael’s, with such wonderful staff who cared so much about Agnes..it is fantastic.”

We are so proud of you George! Your dedication and enthusiasm represent what Joy in Later Years is all about!

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