FIRST-TIME volunteer June Ewan was inspired to give her time to the Hospice after her retirement.
After a career in organisational development, she chose the charity as both her parents died of cancer in general surgical wards at a time when the hospice facility was not available.
She completed the online volunteer application form and the response surprised her; June’s image of volunteers was one of tea making and patient comforting, an important role in itself and one which June was happy to be considered for. But she met with hospice chief executive Tracy Woodall and said: “Following the meeting with Tracy I completed three development days with the executive team and am currently running the senior managers through the same programme. Hopefully this will benefit the staff and ultimately their clients – the patients of the hospice and their families.”
Asked about the team she has been working with, June said: “It is such a lovely environment to work in, the staff are happy and welcoming.”