A CARER has been recognised after she received an award in memory of a late-co-worker from Stratford.
Imogen Moore, a carer and team leader at Warwickshire-based Unique Senior Care, received the first Louise Pendleton Birthday Award, which recognises outstanding employees.
Lousie, who worked for the care provider as director of human resources, lost her life to cancer in 2019.
In addition to the accolade, Imogen received £2,000, half of which she donated to Myton Hospice in memory of her late colleague.
All staff were invited to submit nominations and co-business owners Philip Maundrill and Philip Wright-Howarth had the job of choosing the winner.
Imogen, they explained, was a stand-out nominee for going above and beyond for her elderly clients, including during the would-be Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraiser when Imogen instead took the coffee to clients’ houses wearing full PPE.
Mr Wright-Howarth said: “We were overwhelmed with the response, nearly a third of our employees received nominations, which just goes to show how many colleagues Louise inspired. It also provides heart-warming evidence that supports our recruitment approach, which focuses heavily on recruiting people who demonstrate our core values.”
Yasmin Audhali, corporate fundraiser at Myton Hospice added: “We rely heavily on the support of donations from individuals and organisations – donations, large or small, help us to reach more patients and families who need our specialist care and support, so were delighted and grateful to receive the generous £1,000 donation from Unique Senior Care. This year, with covid 19 impacting fundraising activities, donations such as this are more important than ever to help keep our facilities open.”