Macmillan Service Team of the Year Award 2020

It is a proud moment for The Mulberry Centre!

We are delighted to share that the Macmillan Service Team of the Year Award has been awarded to the Complementary Therapy Team at The Mulberry Centre in 2020.

This team is made up of approximately 26 therapists who volunteer their time in order to offer relaxation therapies to clients of The Mulberry Centre.

Complementary therapies work effectively alongside medical interventions; they do this by reducing stress and anxiety and enabling people to cope better with illness and pain control, they can also help by relieving some of the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment.

This excellent work tailoring support for individuals at their time of need could not be done if it wasn’t for the commitment, hard-work and dedication of the complementary therapy team.

These therapies make a huge difference to the health and well-being of clients as evidenced by the amazing feedback we receive at the end of their therapy sessions.

Here are some quotes from our wonderful clients:

“I think the treatments are exceptional & a great help to get your equilibrium back. How wonderful are the therapist to give their time.”

“Words cannot express how valuable I have found my sessions I always looked forward to them greatly. I felt so relaxed afterwards but more than this, more positive & hopeful”

“I have looked forward to every session & felt so much better after everyone. Thank you so much for being able to help people like this when they are at their lowest. You are all incredible. Thank you”

Read the Macmillan Press Release Here

Richmond Community Heroes Awards

More proud moments for The Mulberry Centre!

Richmond Community Heroes Awards 2021 (Held 2022)

The Mulberry Centre’s volunteer team was ‘highly commended’ in the ‘Community Group Of The Year’ category for tireless work to enhance the psychological, physical and emotional wellbeing of those whose lives are affected by cancer.

Our Volunteer Complementary Therapist Irene Manwani was also shortlisted in the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award category in recognition of over 20 years of volunteering with us.

Richmond Community Heroes Awards 2022 (Held 2023)

Our founder Jane Kelly, former Chair and Trustee, was the worthy winner of the ‘Trustee of the Year’ award for her dedication playing a key role in the launch of our charity and ongoing support throughout the years. Trustee Joy Pearce was also shortlisted in this category for her contribution over many years including her amazing fundraising efforts.

Our Volunteer Complementary Therapist Ann-Marie Weathers was shortlisted in the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award category  in recognition of over 15 years of volunteering with us.

Our Volunteer Gardeners Gordon Willis and Nicky Smedley were both shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding Volunteer’ award for the wonderful work they do maintaining our garden for the benefit of our clients, volunteers and staff.

Richmond Community Heroes Awards 2023 (Held 2024)

Our lovely baker Noorzera Sheikh was the worthy winner of the ‘Helping Hands’ award for the time, resources and skills she provides baking and donating wonderful cakes for our events throughout the year.

Our Volunteer Complementary Therapist Evelyn McGrath and Volunteer Counsellor Juliette Young were shortlisted in the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award category in recognition of 20 years of volunteering with us.

Our Volunteer Fundraisers Wilma Atherton and Michelle Wheeler, and our all rounder Sue Torok who has volunteered in many roles including admin, befriending, can collection co-ordination, community engagement, fundraising and Welcomer, were all shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding Volunteer’ category for the amazing contribution they have made.