William Booth House staff clock up 300 years’ service

published on 5 Jan 2022

Tony Thornton, Regional Manager for Homelessness Services Unit North East Region with staff
Tony Thornton, the Regional Manager for the Homelessness Services Unit North East Region, hands out Long Service certificates to staff

Staff at a Salvation Army Lifehouse have been honoured after clocking up 300 years of service.

Long Service Awards were given to 12 members of staff at William Booth House in Hull, east Yorkshire, and those receiving the awards included  support workers, the Facilities Manager, the Concierge, and admin and maintenance staff.

Many have worked at the Lifehouse, which provides more than 100 beds for people who are homeless, for more than 30 years.

Staff at William Booth House in Hull
Staff at William Booth House in Hull

Pat Tamminen, Service Manager, said: “I am so proud of our staff for their dedication to William Booth House, Hull, and to The Salvation Army. This is just a small way of showing our gratitude to them.

“A Lifehouse is not always an easy environment to work in and the past two years have been unprecedented in terms of the challenges we’ve faced in trying to keep people safe during the pandemic.

“Despite this, staff have continued to give their all and I can’t thank them enough. It’s thanks to them that The Salvation Army is able to continue putting faith into action and can help the most vulnerable in society.”

Certificates for long serving staff members in Hull
12 staff were honoured after serving a combined 300 years

Those honoured are Kim Wallace, Pam Baldwin, Richard Bentley, Kath Ellerby, Kevin Watts, Daron Lewis, Ann Johnston, Iltaf Khan, Andrew Tate, Chris Willis, Mel Davis and Angie Waudby.

They were awarded Long Service certificates by Tony Thornton, the Regional Manager for the Homelessness Services Unit North East Region and Malcolm Page, Assistant Territorial Director (North) for The Salvation Army Homelessness Services, at a lunch in November.

Tony added: “I want to express heartfelt thanks to the William Booth team, whose dedication to their work and to our service users is clear to see. Congratulations for reaching a fantastic 300-year milestone!”


Salvation Army officer having a cup of tea with a service user

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