Woodlands Hospice is delighted to announce the appointment of new Patron Alison Perry OBE.
Alison initially connected to Woodlands back in 2002 when the hospice had launched the Community Therapy Outreach Service in full support of the community needs and the services available at Woodlands. Since 2012 she has been an energetic and passionate supporter of the hospice through her annual Black Tie & Diamonds and Masquerade summer and winter balls raising considerable funds for Woodlands.
Of her appointment Alison said: “I was delighted to be invited as a Patron of Woodlands and I have a desire for the hospice to succeed. I want to help spread the word of the work of the Hospice and raise the awareness - reaching out to those in the community now and in the future. Woodlands is such a beautiful place. The staff work so hard to ensure that life does not end without an appropriate care plan. Woodlands is not just about end of life. They help patients and families to have a quality of life whilst living with their illness. It was due to the dedication and kindness of the hospice team for a very dear friend that led me to begin fundraising in her memory”.
Alison is happily married and has a daughter and two grandchilden. In her early years she was a Girl Guide leader at her local parish in Crosby and also a full-time dental nurse. She later joined the construction industry and as part of her commitment to the Industry, Alison became part of The National Federation of Builders’ (NFB) and served as National Chairman in 2011 and represented the members at the highest level. The highlight of her career was being honoured with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2012 for services to the construction industry.
As her career progressed, Alison continued with her own training in accountancy exams and in 2012 Alison joined a large technology group selling full fibre services across the UK and was an integral part of their accounts and HR team.
Today, Alison is self-employed with her accountancy, HR and organisational skills keeping her busy alongside her two grandchildren.
Rose Milnes, Chief Executive at Woodlands Hospice said: Alison is a focused, determined, persuasive and charismatic character as evidenced by her career and successful fundraising. She will be joining John Parrott who has been a Patron of the Hospice since 2003 and we are confident Alison will complement the efforts of John’s Patronage of Woodlands”.