End of an Era

Sue Lord, accounts manager for 15 years, has retired. She'll still be back to volunteer at coffee mornings and as a member of the Willow Wood Choir.

After 15 years of ensuring that the staff at Willow Wood have their salaries paid on time, accounts manager Sue Lord has decided that it’s time to retire, to spend a little more time with husband Ian, to travel, and to savour life at a slightly slower pace.

As Sue said “I’ve had a fantastic time at Willow Wood; it’s been more than a job, it’s a way of life.And I’ll still be around – I’ll continue to help organise and run the monthly Coffee Mornings, and I’m certainly not retiring as a member of the Willow Wood Choir.I just enjoy it too much!”

Many of Sue’s colleagues and friends gathered in the Garden Room at the Hospice to wish her well on her retirement.Karen Houlston, chief executive said: “Sue joined the Hospice 15 years ago and has been a great friend and colleague.Whilst we will still see her we’re all going to miss her enormously day to day, not only for her contribution to Willow Wood, but also for her smile and sense of humour.”

Pat McCloskey, chairman of Willow Wood, and Martin Willescroft, president of the Hospice both came along to the party to thank Sue for her hard work over the years

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