National Volunteer Week 2022
Chief Executive, Alison Moorey and Chair of Trustees Soline Jerram share their thanks for our fantastic volunteers…
This National Volunteer Week, St Wilfrid’s Hospice is also celebrating its 35th anniversary. We can honestly say that without volunteers this momentous mile stone could not have been reached.
We can only do what we do as a charity, providing free expert care and compassion to our local community, thanks to all of our volunteers amazing support.
So this National Volunteer Week we thank the 450 volunteers who together, give on average, 889 hours of dedication, care and support to the Hospice each week.
Throughout the pandemic we have seen incredible flexibility from all of our volunteers in so many ways. It has been so amazing to see how many of the volunteer roles have been able to continue, from the volunteers supporting the ward team and patients, the community support team, hospice visitors, gardeners, shop volunteers and so many others.
We would also like to pay tribute to Volunteer Co-Ordinator’s Emma and Lynn for their commitment in ensuring all the volunteers can choose to come back to us in their own way, in their own time.
We know that our local catchment population is growing, and aging. Our expert clinical and medical teams are supporting people who are receiving terminal diagnoses younger, and with more complex cases than ever.
There is no doubt the last two years have tested all of us.
But with the St Wilfrid’s Hospice volunteers we have a group of quietly inspirational people to help us prepare and meet the challenges of the future.
Thank you all, for everything you do.
Alison Moorey, Chief Executive
Soline Jerram, Chair of Trustees