Pat McClelland has been volunteering with us for around four and a half years in our Sue Ryder Keighley Airedale shop in West Yorkshire.
After retiring, Pat found herself with some spare time. On passing the shop one day and noticing they were looking for volunteers, she called in and spoke with the manager, and has been volunteering since, working her way up to become lead volunteer! Pat has played a major role in developing the new EPoS system in the shop, which is used for recording sales and managing stock – she developed such an insight into the system, she even spoke at an executive meeting at our London headquarters.
Pat’s voluntary work was recently recognised when she was highly commended for her outstanding contribution at our annual Incredible Colleagues awards.
About her volunteering role, Pat says “I have found this gives me a great satisfaction and I thoroughly enjoy my time spent here working and helping to raise money for the terminally ill and disabled people.
“I would suggest anyone with any time to spare calls in to see us. I feel you will not regret your decision. We are a great team!”
Would you like to be incredible like Pat and join our team of retail volunteers? Visit www.sueryder.org/nearest to find your nearest shop and get in touch with your friendly local team to find out more!