A time to say thanks to Hospice Volunteers for their dedication and commitment.
Hundreds of people from all walks of life across the counties of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey take time to volunteer for the St David’s Hospice and make a huge difference to their local communities every day.
(Volunteer Co-ordinator Lou Barber with Health Care Support worker Diane Roberts)
Every year, the first week of June is Volunteers’ Week (1st – 7th June) and St David’s Hospice is taking the opportunity to say thank you and celebrate the dedication and commitment of their volunteers.
Volunteers are central to the work of the Hospice and are a valuable presence, selflessly giving their time free of charge in places such as the charity shops and donation centres, fundraising and the Hospice’s Café Dewi.
The value of the contribution made by volunteers to the adult hospice is estimated to be thousands of pounds per year. However, hospice volunteering is not just about saving money. It is about making a difference locally to patients and families.
St David’s Hospice Volunteer Co-ordinator Lou Barber, said:
“Our Hospice is extremely fortunate to have over 500 volunteers contributing thousands of hours of volunteering every year. Quite simply, we couldn’t do what we do without them. Our volunteers are an integral part of our team and valued very much.
“Sadly, due to covid our volunteering activities have been scaled back this year and we’ve have really missed the energy and enthusiasm that they bring. But we have felt the support and kindness of all our volunteers in so many ways and it is really appreciated.
“We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back when restrictions permit. Finally, to all our volunteers thank you for everything you do for the patients and families cared for at St David’s Hospice.”