Six care workers from the Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) have received prestigious awards from the British branch of the world’s oldest order of chivalry – the Sovereign Order of Malta.
The Order of Malta’s St John’s Day Ceremony, which was held at the Brompton Oratory in London on 24th June, was attended by hundreds of people including Knights and Dames of the Order, the Venerable Order of St. John and World Ambassadors.
During the event, employees received Bronze and Silver Medals of Merits for their continuous hard work, dedication and commitment to the care and livelihood of residents across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire and Wiltshire.
This year’s recipients were:
- Cristina Pashmi, Quality & Compliance Manager from OSJCT’s Operations Centre in Witney – Silver Medal
- Penny Myerscough, Care Leader from St. Wilfrid’s Priory in Arundel – Bronze Medal
- Lesley Tysom, Head Chef from Ridgeway House in Royal Wootton Bassett – Bronze Medal
- Lynette Woodhouse, Senior Carer from Patchett Lodge in Holbeach – Bronze Medal
- Alan Goulding, Volunteer from Beckside in North Hykeham – Bronze Medal
- Lesley Bath, Senior Specialist Night Carer from Southfield in Stroud – Bronze Medal
Dan Hayes, Operations Director of The Orders of St John Care Trust, commented:“We’re absolutely thrilled to see that hard work and dedication has been recognised at such a prestigious awards ceremony.
“At the Trust, our goal is to continuously provide the highest quality of care for our residents, so we couldn’t be happier that the outstanding work our employees has been highlighted at the annual Order of Malta’s St John’s Day Ceremony, which is such an important event in our calendar.”
The British Association of The Order of Malta was founded in 1875. A worldwide organisation dating from the eleventh century, the Order of Malta has 12,500 members, with around 300 belonging to the British Association.
The Order of Malta is one of the sponsoring Orders of OSJCT (the other being the Venerable Order of St John), and it provides eight of the organisation’s Trustees. The Order’s mission is to help those in need, and OSJCT’s provision of care for older people forms part of this mission.