St Francis Hospice – Volunteers Week. How you can get involved.

Michelle Ward was joined by Anita McCarthy, PR & Communications Executive from St Francis Hospice and Emily Gray who is an art therapy volunteer with the Family Support Services Team at St Francis Hospice.

Anita and Emily came in to talk about Volunteering at St Francis and updates on up and coming events.

INTERVIEW 

 

VOLUNTEERING 

If you have been inspired and would like to get involved please visit our website for information on all the roles available and to download an application. Or if you would prefer to speak to the Volunteer Services team call 01708 758614 or email volunteering@sfh.org.uk

Don’t forget to sign up for the Hospice Raffle https://www.sfh.org.uk/summer-raffle 

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Volunteers’ gift of time contributes £2 million of service to the hospice

Big-hearted volunteers give the gift of time and skill, contributing £2 million every year to the specialist care service the hospice provides to the community.

As part of National Volunteers’ Week, Saint Francis Hospice would like to say a massive ‘Thank you’ to its 840 volunteers who volunteer a total of 260,000 hours a year because they want to make a difference to patients and families affected by life-limiting illnesses.

And people may also be surprised by the range of roles volunteers carry out in every area of the charity. These include: retail, administration roles, reception, gardening, maintenance, complementary therapy, bereavement services, photography, the inpatient unit, our day services at Pemberton Place and on our confidential telephone service OrangeLine.

Gill Wendelken, Voluntary Services Manager at the hospice, said: “Saint Francis Hospice continues to be proud of its increasing number of wonderful volunteers, who are helping at the Hospice, in Retail and Fundraising.

“So many wonderful local people giving their time, their skills and experiences, to help our patients, families and carers in a variety of ways.

“Our volunteers play such a vitally important role in everything the hospice does for the community.

“And to add to this good news – there is always room for more to join us.”

The hospice will formally thank its volunteers throughout June when it hosts its three annual Thank You evenings to bring its volunteers together to enjoy a meal and drinks.

Long Service Awards for people achieving milestones from five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years will also be presented.

Volunteers have a wealth of experience and skills to give and we are featuring just a few of our heroes who reveal how helping people in need has enriched their lives.

If you have been inspired and would like to get involved please visit our website for information on all the roles available and to download an application. Or if you would prefer to speak to the Volunteer Services team call 01708 758614 or email volunteering@sfh.org.uk

Dont forget to sign up for the Hospice Raffle

 

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About Michelle Ward

I've been part of the Phoenix FM team since August 2009 and I've been presenting the mid-morning show Eat My Brunch since October of that year. Besides being a radio presenter, I am also a singer/songwriter. Promoting unsigned music and having artists hear their music on my radio show is my passion. My show has a lot of interaction from listeners on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, who regularly join in on my Question of the Day. I get to interview local charities, businesses, organisations, singers and celebrities. I love having live music in the studio too - I’ve been lucky to have had some amazing guests over the years. The show is quirky, different, funny and honest. I don’t half ramble! Give it a try, weekdays 10am – 1pm.