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Hello, I am Margaret. When I retired from work I had spare time and became a fundraising volunteer at St Leonard’s Hospice. This appealed to me because my mother had been a patient at her local Hospice and had received excellent care and pain relief and told me that she felt safe there. I was given so much support and the staff took time to explain to me what was happening. I don’t think I could have managed without the Hospice.
Before my retirement my work brought me into contact with many bereaved families - all of those who had experienced St Leonard’s told me how great they had been.
Some people think Hospices are depressing places; yes they can be very sad, but I do not think of them as depressing. They bring so much help and comfort at the most difficult of times and the staff are so cheerful and reassuring. The Hospice relies on support financially but they also need volunteers to help with many things. I am glad to help where I can.
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