Volunteers at Cotswold Care Hospice thanked for tireless giving
3:19pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 in News
VOLUNTEERS who give up more than 45,000 hours of their time to help Cotswold Care Hospice have been thanked.
Many were guests of honour at a special tea party as the charity paid tribute to their efforts.
More than 60 volunteers attended the event at the hospice in Minchinhampton.
Jane Pillbeam, from Tetbury, works as a volunteer on reception and bereavement counselling.
“I became involved after a friend of mine was helped here when he was terminally ill. I feel so appreciated here and you get back far more than what you put it,” she said.
Alistair Matthews, from Cirencester, is a volunteer driver transporting patients from home to the hospice. “I was retired and I was looking for something to do. I enjoy it.”
Volunteers work in a variety of roles including in the charity’s shops, at the hospice, in administration and at fundraising events.
Jules Eaton, chief executive of Cotswold Care Hospice, paid tribute to the volunteers.
“We couldn’t even contemplate doing what we do without you. Not only do you provide countless hours of support but you bring something that money can’t buy – you always make people feel so welcome.”
To find out more about volunteering contact Suzi McDonnell, volunteer co-ordinator at Cotswold Care Hospice, on 01453 733700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org