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City Hospice Volunteer, Rosalene Waters, raises £150 through birthday fundraiser and donates a day on day that means something special to her

Rosalene Waters raises £150 and Donates a Day of vital nursing care at City Hospice

Roz explains why she volunteers and how she raised the money:

“Coming up to my Birthday in 2018, I realised that I was very comfortable in my own bubble and in truth needed something meaningful to take me out of my comfort zone. Seeing an advertisement for the City Hospice for Receptionist volunteering, I decided I could put my past career experiences to perhaps good use. I quickly saw the dedication of all the Hospice Teams and knew I had made the right choice to volunteer…. The staff are amazing, giving 100% of their best… The different personalities are just like a good book… “full of characters, interesting, often with humour.. that puts a smile on your face”…. Volunteering has given back to me so much, in the way of feeling valued and just plain useful…

I decided to set up a birthday  fundraiser

I missed not being able to volunteer since March and in truth when you are getting to a certain golden age in life there is not much you really need for Birthdays or in fact Christmas. If you want or need something, whether you are older or younger, you tend to just go and buy it. So coming up to my Birthday in September, I came up with the idea (not new I know) that perhaps I could support City Hospice in another way. I asked my family and friends to consider donating to “my Birthday Fundraiser” instead of buying me a present. They all thought it was a good idea and I was so pleased to received the finale donations this week to the sum of £150.

My family thought it was a good idea and in fact we are doing a similar thing this Christmas with my family members raising money for their personal choice Charities, “I would encourage anyone who like me … don’t really need anything other then perhaps a card….(It’s lovely getting a card through the post)…To perhaps consider Fundraising with Birthday, Christmas donations rather than receiving a present.”

It’s been a very strange year, with many worrying and sad times for so many people…With Charities like City Hospice still giving of their best…. My Birthday Fundraising was my way of being able to give something back for the respect and I will use the word enjoyment of being a volunteer at City Hospice.”

Neil Davies Community Fundraiser said:

“Thank you so much Roz for your support and raising money for your birthday, how generous and kind of you. We’re extremely grateful to have you on our team.

If you would like to donate money to City Hospice for your birthday, or Christmas this year please contact fundraising@cityhospice.org.uk, we would be delighted to help you.”

Find out more about Donate a Day here 

To donate to City Hospice click here 


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