We're very lucky to have so many hard working and dedicated volunteers. The lovely Wendy is one of them. Wendy has been volunteering with City Hospice for just over three years and says she's loved every minute. She helps out in our Whitchurch charity shop and helps our clinical team at the hospice. 

As an office volunteer, Wendy started out helping in the events team and was a great support. She was asked to do a mixture of things that kept the days interesting!

Having been made redundant three years ago from the company she used to worked for, Wendy wanted to keep her IT skills ticking along so she now helps the clinical team. This involves inputting patient surveys into the computer which she says she gets “fantastic satisfaction from doing. I absolutely love that job. There's a lot of data inputting but it's totally worth it. The team are so friendly which makes the job even easier.”

Wendy also helps out in one of our charity shops two days a week. "When I’m sorting through the surveys and getting the amazing feedback about the City Hospice nurses, it absolutely makes me buzz when I go into the shop. I work even harder to raise even more money.

I love being in the shop, meeting new people, talking to the regular customers and having a laugh/joke with them. Customers know the days I’m in and know me well. It’s lovely. I don’t mind what I do in the shop, whether it's steaming clothes, cleaning, serving on the till, anything. I always ask the Manager what he wants me to do and I’ll do it. Every day’s different. I give a lot to the shop and buy just as much back!"

We'd like to say a big thank you to Wendy and all of our volunteers for the work they do. If you'd like to join us as a volunteer, whether that's in our offices, in one of our shops, at an event, in our gardens or driving for us, please call 02920 524150 or email [email protected]. We'll be able to give you some more information!