I feel it is a huge privilege being a volunteer for Trinity Hospice

“Twenty three years ago I took some unwanted belongings to one of the Trinity Hospice shops – I knew two people who volunteered there who asked me if I would be interested in volunteering and I’ve never looked back.

I’d never thought about volunteering but following my retirement as a teacher I wanted to stay active. I started volunteering one afternoon a week, which over the years gradually increased. I currently volunteer several days a week – one in the shop and others in the shop in the Hospice reception.

I love working in the shops and get very excited when new stock arrives. Some shop volunteers like working on the till, stocking the rails or dressing the window but I really enjoy checking, sorting and pricing the goods for sale.

Contrary to what many people think, the Hospice is a very happy place. Volunteering for Trinity Hospice has enabled me to meet new and interesting people every day and over the years I have made many new friends; the Hospice is my life and I honestly don’t know what I would do if I didn’t volunteer”.