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Notice: Volunteer Drivers And Retail Volunteers Needed To Help Hospice

Published on: 31 Jan, 2022
Updated on: 31 Jan, 2022

“Every Tuesday I used to wake up and think, ‘Oh good, it’s Tuesday! I’m going to Phyllis’s!’ Because I can’t drive, or even walk, they’d send a volunteer to pick me up in their transport, and drive me to the hospice. The drivers were so funny, I’d have a good laugh with them on the way there.”

These are the words of one of Phyllis Tuckwell’s patients, who was offered volunteer transport to take her to and from its Hospice in Farnham, so that she could attend its Living Well groups and see its clinicians.

Without volunteer transport, many patients struggle to get to the Hospice, or the Beacon Centre in Guildford, where Phyllis Tuckwell also provides its care.

Phyllis Tuckwell’s volunteers are a lifeline for patients who need help getting to the Hospice or Beacon Centre.

If you have some spare time, could you be a volunteer driver for Phyllis Tuckwell? With various and flexible hours available, the role can fit around your other commitments, and you can use either your own vehicle or Phyllis Tuckwell’s wheelchair adapted vehicle.

As well as patient drivers, Phyllis Tuckwell is also looking for retail volunteers to help in its 17 shops, which are located across West Surrey and North-East Hampshire.

If you like meeting and chatting to new people, and have a knack for creating eye-catching displays from the interesting and varied second-hand items which are donated to the shops, this role will be right up your street! Again, flexible hours means it can fit around you, and knowing that you’re helping to raise money for such an important local cause will give you a heart-warming feeling.

“Our volunteers are so important in helping us to provide our supportive and end of life care to local patients and families living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer,” said Julia Morpeth, Voluntary Services Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell.

“Their enthusiasm and commitment are inspiring, and our patients and supporters love chatting to them. Volunteering is very rewarding too, and many of our volunteers say they love the feeling of giving something back to the community.”

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Phyllis Tuckwell volunteer, please contact its Voluntary Services team on 01252 729400 or email voluntary.services@pth.org.uk.

 

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