Hospice receptionist smiling at the camera in the Hospice's reception area.

Volunteer stories

All sorts of people do all kinds of things, for all sorts of reasons, when they volunteer for us – but the one thing they all have in common is the kick they get out of it. Let’s meet some of our volunteers.

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    michael

    Meet Michael

    Michael won the Volunteer Award at our 2016 Celebration Soirée because of his unrelenting commitment to supporting us, even though he also holds down a full-time job. For the past 3 years, he’s volunteered at least 5 hours on a Saturday, plus other times when asked, helping out wherever he can.
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    polly

    Meet Polly

    For the past 2 years, Polly’s been volunteering at our shop in Hebden Bridge, where she’s lived for 30 years. She’d just retired from her job as a mental health nurse and was looking for a way to keep busy and give back to the community.
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    Meet Kelly

    I’ve been volunteering as a family support worker at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice for about a year. Since I’ve been employed as a carer for disabled children for nearly 12 years, I wanted to give my time because I hoped my years of experience would be of use.
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