Dedicated Volunteer Retires

Our bookshop in Weybridge has hosted a surprise retirement party for their long serving volunteer Beryl Cox. The eighty-year-old local resident has supported the Hospice since her husband passed away 17 years ago, first by volunteering in the Sam Beare Day Care Unit for ten years, and later as a retail assistant in the bookshop. Hospice Trustee Dawn Stickney, a former community nurse who had cared for Beryl’s husband, also came along to wish the hardworking volunteer well and thanked her for her long and dedicated service.

Beryl, who had insisted on not making a fuss about her retirement, has volunteered all her life so feels that it’s now time to take it a bit easy. “I really enjoyed working in the Hospice Day Unit, but after 10 years it was time for a bit of change so I joined the shop when it opened, and I’ve had a wonderful time here too,” said Beryl.

We have over 800 volunteers who give their time and help out across our organisation from retail to events and administration. People of all ages and from all walks of life give their time to us, but we’re always in need of more to help us run our shops. So if you would like to join our volunteer team please contact Volunteers Services Manager Mary Morgan on 01483 881750 or via email. You can also visit one of our 17 shops directly and speak to the manager.

Read more about volunteering here.

See all the photos from Beryl’s retirement party here.