The Director of Fundraising at St. Joseph’s Hospice (Jospice), Pat Murphy, has announced her retirement after 40 years service.
Pat first got involved with the hospice in 1970 as a sixth form student when Father O’Leary was raising funds to ship a flat packed hospital to Negritos in Peru.
She later became Fundraising Manager and, most recently, Director of Fundraising, working within the wider community to generate support and income for the hospice in order to keep its services running.
The hospice is currently recruiting a Director of Income Generation, to replace Pat’s role and she will officially leave at the end of June to allow for a smooth transition. In addition to handing over her role, over the next few months Pat will be working with the hospice’s chair of trustees to record and archive some of the hospice’s long and impressive history.
Mike Parr, Chief Executive of St. Joseph’s Hospice, said: “Pat has been here at St. Joseph’s for so many years and has made so many connections with the local community. The hospice simply wouldn’t have been able to continue running for so many years without Pat’s hard work and devotion. We all wish Pat a long and happy retirement.”