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Volunteers' Week

Tuesday 30 May 2017

"I started volunteering 11 years ago, after my husband died. A friend was working in the shop at the time, she recommended it. I am still here. Being a volunteer allows me to help other people in need at the Hospice. Helping in the shop, I meet lots of people to chat and have a laugh with - it makes life so much better." - Jean

"I volunteer because I love it – gets me out of the house!" - Shirley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I enjoy being a valued member of the Hospice team!" - Gill

 

"A few years ago I developed Breast Cancer. I was lucky enough to have had a lot of help and support from all the community which really helped my recovery. I decided then that I too wanted to help people and do something worthwhile, especially involving a cancer cause. That’s when I saw an ad in the focus for volunteers at The Shakespeare Hospice Henley Shop. Its a lovely shop with a great manager and the volunteers are like a little family. I love helping our visitors and feel like I’m helping them as well as the clients who receive hospice support through the raised proceeds. The time I give is well worth it and who says its unpaid??? Check out our chocolate stash!" - Jen

 

Huw volunteers at the hospice because he wants to use his skills to help others.

 

 

"When l first decided to volunteer it was because l had not been well and needed something to take me out of the house, l started by doing 4 hours a week but soon came to realise that not only was it helping me but l was actually giving something back to the community. l have meet some wonderful people at the hospice who l now class as friends, also the customers are lovely people who you soon come to know. l now work about 16 hours a week." - Janet

Family Support

Our Family Support Services include Children and Family Support Service, Bereavement Support, Counselling, Chaplaincy and Social Work Service.

For the families we support, we can offer volunteers to stay at home with a patient while the carer attends the Hospice or other appointments.

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