Jenny’s Dougie Mac Buddy Makes the Difference

Jenny Jacklin from Cheddleton, is benefitting from a brand new service offered by Douglas Macmillan Hospice which supports patients and their carers.

The 81 year old has been using the Blurton-based Hospice’s Day Therapy Unit since 2006, but has recently been using the Buddy Service which has helped to support her and her carer Geoff.

Jenny commented,

“My buddy comes every week on a Thursday and Friday, spending two or three hours on each of these days with me so that my carer, Geoff, can go out to sort other things.

“Without these fantastic people, I believe we would not have a hospice in this area that gives so much love and care to patients and their immediate families, such as myself.

“I would urge anybody who might have a few hours to spare, to become a buddy and help to continue this marvellous service for people who require care from the Dougie Mac.”

Louise Eagle, Volunteer Resource & Community Engagement Manager added,

“Our amazing volunteers gave an incredible 165,646 hours equating to more than £1.07 million from April 2015 to March 2016.

If you are interested in being a buddy or any other volunteer role please call 01782 344332 or e-mail


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