Kath and Terry
Receptionist and maintenance support volunteers, have been helping at the Hospice for four years.
Kath and Terry first decided to dedicate some time to the Hospice after taking early retirement.
"We still felt that we had something to offer and for us personally the Hospice was the obvious choice. We find being volunteers is very rewarding and it is wonderful to be part of such a caring team. We have also made some great friends whilst being here."
You may find Kath on reception within the in-patient unit, or Terry who provides maintenance support, perhaps painting a corridor, or fixing something within the building.
Volunteer gardener for six years.
"I love to work within the garden here at the Hospice and take away with me at the end of the day a feeling that I have helped create something that patients will enjoy,and that I hope will brighten their day."
Volunteer hairdresser for two and a half years.
"When my father was ill, over 20 years ago, he was cared for at home by my mother. She had no respite and was his full time carer. I feel that the work the Hospice does is fantastic and for it to be able to carry on providing respite amongst many other services, it needs volunteers like myself.
The Hospice is a really calm, peaceful place, the gardens are immaculate, all the staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and are very serious about their work."