The Hospice Care charity, which provides supportive and end of life care to patients and families facing a serious progressive illness, such as cancer or motor neurone disease, has almost 1,000 volunteers who fill roles in almost every team: in the charity’s shops, in the community, at the Beacon Centre and in the Hospice. They offer a huge range of skills and give up their free time to help the charity’s staff care for over 250 patients and relatives every day.
From nurses, therapists and counsellors, to receptionists, drivers, and fundraisers, Phyllis Tuckwell’s volunteers help in every aspect of Hospice Care life. Those who volunteer in the Hospice building might offer bereavement counselling, serve suppers to patients, or bring dogs in for animal petting therapy sessions, while volunteers in the Beacon Centre may help on reception or in the Day Therapy Unit, or collect patients from their homes and drive them to the Centre for appointments. Others may help in finance or in one of the charity’s many administration roles, volunteer in one of the charity’s 19 shops, or fundraise within the community.
As well as covering a wide range of roles, Phyllis Tuckwell offers flexibility for its volunteers to work as many or as few hours as each individual would like – some helping two or three days every week, others a couple of hours a month.
So, during National Volunteers’ Week, Phyllis Tuckwell would like to let its fantastic volunteers know that their dedication and commitment is really appreciated, and to say to them a big THANK YOU!
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Member since: 16th October 2014
For over 35 years Phyllis Tuckwell has been supporting and caring for patients and families who have been given the worst possible news in West Surrey & North East Hampshire. We rely on the support of...