Jenny Griffiths on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

The Maelor Voluntary Service is celebrating the New Year in style – with their Chair, Jenny Griffiths, being on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

The Maelor Voluntary Service (MVS) provides a service and support for patients, visitors and staff of the Wrexham Maelor Hospital through the sale of refreshments in five cafes situated throughout the hospital – and it is likely most readers will have encountered the service. MVS have around 130 volunteers supported by 10 paid staff.

The MVS donates all possible monies to the hospital trust via a Gifting List. This ‘Wish List’ includes medical equipment the Trust budget cannot acquire.

Chair of MVS Jenny Griffiths, from Llay, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours list 2018. The full citation for the ‘Medallist of the Order of the British Empire’ reads “For services to Wrexham Maelor Hospital, North Wales”.

“This award recognises the contribution of every volunteer, member of staff and Trustee in our work to raise funds for the Maelor Hospital” said Jenny.

It is expected that MVS will donate over £250,000 again to the hospital this coming year.

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