Margaret – Community Friend

bar
bar
bar
bar
bar
bar
bar
"As a Community Friend within St Clare’s Hospice at Home service, I offer an extra pair of hands, companionship and practical help. This allows the Hospice to extend the support it is able to offer to patients and their loved ones."
A St Clare volunteer visits a patient at home

“I have been visiting the same lady every Monday afternoon for the past year, keeping her company while her husband pops out to attend a regular hospital appointment. She is mainly bed-bound at home, and she and her husband both wanted her to have a visitor so she wouldn’t be alone all day.

She is an interesting lady and we have lots of interests in common. She, like me, loves animals and gardening so we always have lots to talk about. She is a brilliant artist and I felt so honoured when she showed me her portfolio of work.

When I left work, I really missed the daily interaction with people and, although I have lots of friends who I could meet for lunch and walks, I missed the routine and responsibility of work so volunteering for St Clare was such a good option for me.

It feels so right for me to be involved in the local community, and being a Community Friend has also changed my idea of what a hospice can offer.”

– Margaret

Feeling inspired?

Let us know your details, and we'll get in touch about Volunteering opportunities for you.
  • St Clare Hospice is a Registered Data User under the Data Protection Act. Please see our website for more details. We do not disclose details to any third party except as required by Statute.
Back to volunteers