Peace Hospice Care News - Spring 2018

Peace Hospice Care News

Spring 2018

Message From Our CEO We are facing

in the travel and hospitality sectors for many years.

Alan Graham MBE worked in merchant banking for

Trustees. In this edition I’m delighted to welcome Kate Locke and Alan Graham MBE to our Board of Trustees. Kate Locke brings strong strategic management experience

challenging times and we need your help more than ever to continue to deliver our free services. Please donate what you can.

more than forty years and brings experience in relation to audit,

risk and governance. He is a Trustee and former Chairman of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

with specialist knowledge in marketing and communications having worked

Donations are vital. So too is the expertise and commitment of our staff and, also, our volunteers, including our

Declan Carroll Chief Executive

Why I Volunteer...

We have designer labels, vintage treasures, the best accessories, furniture, books, toys and more at a fraction of retail prices. The trick to bagging the best bargains? Visit our shops often as we always have new stock coming in. So enjoy the thrill of the chase as you find unique pieces for your wardrobe – all while supporting our cause and raising money for vital services. If you’re not a shopaholic, please remember us when you’re next having a spring clean. Without high quality donated goods, our shops and eBay site have nothing to sell. If you haven’t worn it in the last year – chances are that you won’t wear it in the next. So if you have nice things that no longer fit, or eBay friendly items like DVDs, games consoles or computer games, then please drop them into us. Our shops are an amazing resource – they support local volunteering and a more ethical, environmentally friendly world… So what’s stopping you? Please Support Our Shops

their goals. For some patients their goal could be walking to their local shops. For others it might be moving around the house more ably. It’s so fulfilling for me to see their progress and to witness their quality of life improving. “I enjoy having time to get to know the patients and building relationships with them. When I was working I didn’t feel as though I could spend the time I wanted to with patients due to other pressures. Volunteering allows me to have that time to build relationships with patients so I can better understand them and their needs.

Judith Hirst, from Garston, has been volunteering with the Hospice since October 2016. Judith donates her time to help in our Starlight Outpatient Services groups, ‘ The Next Step ’ exercise group and ‘ Time for Us ’, and our Herts Neighbours Enablement Service. Speaking about her experience, Judith said: “After I retired I wanted to do something worthwhile with my time. I was a Physiotherapist and keen to maintain skills that I had developed during my career. I was keen to help Peace Hospice Care but I wasn’t in the position to give money, so I thought I would donate my time and skills. “Through the Starlight Outpatient groups and the Herts Neighbours Enablement Service I help empower patients, supporting them in reaching

Judith volunteering in the ‘Time for Us’ group.

“Peace Hospice Care does amazing work – it’s not just a place for end of life care, they really help patients make the most of the time they have and I enjoy being a part of that.”

We need volunteers for a range of roles, from helping in the Hospice to assisting us in our high street charity shops. If you are interested in volunteering for us: 01923 330 330 and click on the ‘working with us’ tab * 8

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