Thanks a Million to our Volunteers

Douglas Macmillan Hospice is set to celebrate the contributions of all its volunteers as part of national Volunteers Week.

The Blurton-based hospice has around 900 volunteers working across various functions including clinical areas, shop and events.

Jill Underwood, is a volunteer within the Hospice’s bereavement team, a role she started nine years ago.

Jill commented,

“I get an enormous amount of satisfaction in the knowledge that I am helping people who have lost a loved one, having been cared for by the hospice.

“To know that these people trust me to help them overcome, what is clearly a very difficult time in their lives.”

Louise Eagle, Volunteer Resource and Community Engagement Head added,

“Our volunteers play such a vital role in the work of Dougie Mac, to enable the services to be offered to local adults with a life limiting illness.

“Between April 2015 and March 2016 our volunteers gave an incredible 165,646 hours, the equivalent of just over £1 million in wages.”

If you would be interested in volunteering for Dougie Mac please reserve your place at our Volunteer Street Party on 01782 344304, which takes place on Sunday 12th June on-site at the hospice between 2:30pm and 5:00pm and speak to other volunteers about the various opportunities available.

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