Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice is asking people to seize a new opportunity this leap year by volunteering.
“I volunteer in Mum’s memory to give something back for the wonderful care she received at St John’s.”
Volunteer receptionist Janet Burgess is the first person patients and visitors meet when they come to Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice. She has volunteered there for five years in memory of her mother Joyce, leading to her being shortlisted for a Volunteer of the Year Award.
"What do you say to someone facing a life-changing diagnosis? I have no idea - but I'm a good listener and that helps."
Penny Fisher has volunteered as a befriender and bereavement supporter at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice since 2008, following the death of her husband. Here, she tells us why she gives her time.
Having recently moved to the Derby area, Elizabeth Meakin found that volunteering at her local Sue Ryder charity shop was the perfect way not only to meet people and boost her confidence but change her career.
Tracy completed her first ever 10K a few weeks ago to raise funds for our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, here she talks about why she ran and what finishing the race meant to her.
"I am now living a life rather than just an existence. That’s why I decided to volunteer: I wanted to give something back"
These are the powerful words of ex-Cuerden Hall-service user-turned-volunteer Beverley Sharrock. Here, Bev tells her story in her own words.