Volunteer stories

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linen ladies
Rae Taylor and Adeline Cottier, aka, The Linen Ladies, have a bond of friendship and humour which has seen them through over 6 years of volunteering together, at least 2 days a week and often more.... Read more
cardb
After watching a friend pass away in Hospice care, Rob Heath always knew he would find a way to get involved in Hospice one day. He was so impressed with the care his friend received and particularly remembers that the Hospice had a cat that would give people.... Read more
arts and crafts
How lucky Hospice is that Carol Bell decided to volunteer with us 20 years ago. From working in our shops to baking the cake for the opening of Hibiscus Hospice, Carol is always looking for.... Read more
carwash
Bruce Heyrick has always had a love of cars and particularly enjoys ensuring they’re sparkling clean and looking good. In his professional life prior to retirement he also managed a fleet of several....Read more
valaldar
Valerie Alder was inspired to help Hospice after the invaluable service they offered her and her family when her daughter died 8 years ago. Valerie is a tireless volunteer in our Devonport shop working at least one shift each week. Valerie has..... Read more
Valnew
Val Aston experienced hospice care first hand in 1994 when her husband, Norman, became terminally ill. Just ten months after Norman died, Val suffered another life changing event by breaking her back..... Read more