The trust responsible for Northwick Park Hospital’s longest serving volunteer has sadly passed away.
Audrey Alpe started volunteering with Northwick Park Hospital in 1973 – the same year as the UK joined the European Common Market, Skylab was launched, and Richard Nixon was still the US President.
Audrey clocked up an impressive 48 years’ service with the hospital during which time she won Volunteer of the Year award in 2016 and was presented with a Gold Lifetime Award for 45 years’ service two years later
She volunteered in various parts of the hospital but eventually settled in dermatology where she spent the past twenty years and will be fondly remembered by the team and sorely missed by her colleagues and friends.
Shirlee Hunte, who manages the trust’s voluntary service, said: “I was saddened to hear that Audrey had passed away. She was always friendly, reliable and ready to lend a hand which is the most you can ask from a volunteer.
“Audrey would at times share some interesting and funny stories about her early days volunteering at Northwick Park. She was a local resident who spent her whole life in Harrow and had great community spirit.”
Audrey passed away at the age of 88 after a long-term illness.