Volunteer Jean steps down after 32 years

By News Team on August 9, 2018

Jean Waring has stepped down after 32 years as a volunteer at St Ann’s although her days helping others may not yet be over.

Jean, aged 85, has reluctantly given up her role in the coffee shop at our Little Hulton hospice where she has worked once a week for the last 15 years.

She has left because she is moving home from Culcheth to live closer to her two sons, three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren in Goosnargh in the Ribble Valley.

Jean went with happy memories after fulfilling a variety of tasks at St Ann’s. Initially, she volunteered in the evenings on reception, in the ward office and as part of the bereavement support team.

Jean said: “I didn’t want any fuss and slipped a note under the door to let the volunteer co-ordinator know I was leaving and the hospice gave me a lovely farewell with a bouquet of flowers.

“St Ann’s is a wonderful place. When people come in they don’t know what to expect but the love and care is fantastic. I won’t be doing anything quickly when I move home, but I’ve noticed that a local hospital is asking for a volunteer to meet and greet people and that might suit me.”

Jean worked for Adam Lythgoe Ltd in Culcheth for 17 years as secretary/PA to the owner and then spent 12 years with Astley Hire as secretary/credit controller.

We're appealing for more volunteers!

We need help in the coffee shops and more drivers to take patients to the hospice. For more details about volunteering contact Louise Fleming, Volunteer Manager at St Ann's on 0161 498 3653, or email lfleming@sah.org.uk or you can register your interest online by clicking the button below.

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