Margaret

Hastings & St Leonards Support Group
Brief info

I started volunteering on Reception in 2009 and joined the Hastings & St Leonards Group shortly after.

After starting on reception I was invited along to one of the bingo sessions which was run by the Hastings & St Leonards Group. I applied to volunteer with this group and joined the committee. The Hastings & St Leonards Group also hold monthly coffee mornings, were we have a variety of stalls from books to bric a brac as well as coffee and cake. I help sort through the donations and the running of this event.

My husband had cancer and sadly passed away before he had come into the Hospice. I always thought that when I retire I would like to volunteer in some capacity.

I sort the donations for the Hastings & St Leonards Group coffee mornings throughout the week. In addition to this I volunteer on reception for 3-4 shifts per week. Visitors are sometimes apprehensive about coming in to the Hospice, especially if it is their first time, but they are always surprised at how nice the building is. It’s nice to feel you are helping people in that situation and the community.