Local man honoured for
decades of volunteering
SOUTHPORT resident Eric Greaves hangs up his
hat this week, after spending nearly three decades volunteering at local care
home, MHA Connell Court, on Weld Road, Southport.
Eric's dedication to the home and its residents was celebrated at a party hosted
by Connell Court, on Tuesday, 10 January 2017. Friends, family and residents were in
attendance, as well as MHA's volunteer co-ordinator, who manages all the
organisation's volunteers nationwide.
MHA Connell Court was opened in 1976, and Eric has been a key player there since
he retired from work in 1991. He has been heavily involved in fundraising for
the home, organising tea parties, coffee mornings and garden parties as well as
being instrumental in Connell Court's 40th Birthday Celebrations, in 2017.
Mr Greaves, or 'The Banker' as he is known to some residents, also gives
up much of his time to help those who live at the home, to manage their bank
accounts and finances.
Anna Harvey, Manager at Connell Court said:- "Eric has been a valued part
of our team here for decades and his warmth and compassion will be missed by
everyone. Over the years he's touched the lives of countless residents and we
hope that the retirement party will go a small way to thanking him for all his
hard work. Although we'll be sad to see him go, we're sure that he'll enjoy the next
chapter at MHA retirement living development, Adlington House in Otley. From all
of us at MHA; thank you, Eric and good luck with the next step!"