Linda with Ernest
Linda’s husband was a patient at the hospice and sadly passed away in 2011, which prompted Linda to start volunteering to give something back for the care her husband received and the support St Ann’s offered her and her family.
Linda initially started helping out in the wards, reception and in the coffee shop. As a result of her dedication and commitment, she was promoted to Volunteer Coordinator in 2014.
Linda’s volunteering time often exceeds 25 hours a week, during this time she helps interviewing and training our new volunteers and she also takes the time to cover extra shifts, and she can always be seen helping out over Christmas and bank holidays.
She is a great ambassador and can often be found drumming up more support and persuading volunteers to help out for an extra few hours!
Last year, we sadly lost our long-standing volunteer coordinator, Ernest Worsley and it was a shock that was felt throughout the hospice, especially for Linda who worked very closely with Ernest. Linda has been instrumental in keeping everything running smoothly so we want to say a big thank you to her.
We rely on the goodwill and hard work of our volunteers, like Linda, to help the patients in our local community. Linda is a true unsung hero, she works tirelessly and expects nothing back from it.