Pam - Shop and Fundraising Volunteer | The Hospice of St. Francis

Pam - Shop and Fundraising Volunteer

Meet Pam, from Gaddesden Row, a grandmother of four, who’s been part of our volunteer team since 2015. Amongst her hobbies, she enjoys hiking, traveling, gardening and visiting the theatre.

Having spent time supporting our Inpatient unit and our Supportive Care team, Pam now volunteers at our Marshalswick shop, sorting the donated jewellery and creating beautiful displays to increase sales. “In addition to sorting jewellery, I tidy the rails on the shop floor, steam the clothes, input data on the computer and provide cover on the till. I am always happy to help in any way I can in order to make sure everything runs smoothly.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to volunteer in different areas of the Hospice, so I have a broad view of the services that are available to the local community and the ongoing need for fundraising.”

Here she describes her role and how she got involved with volunteering for the Hospice… “I’d always thought about volunteering. However, I was motivated to complete my application form when someone I knew sadly died at The Hospice of St Francis. I was so impressed with the support that his wife and children received that I wanted to help in any way that I could.”

Pam continues to add, “As a black woman, I feel it’s important to be a role model in promoting the Hospice as a place where all are welcome, regardless of race, colour or creed."

“The most rewarding aspect of my volunteering at the Hospice would have to be visiting a particular person at home during my time with the Supportive Care Team. We shared a love of films. In fact, most of my visits were spent watching and discussing all aspects of the film we had seen. He also liked playing dominos. Unfortunately, he thought I was hopeless!”

She concludes, “It is true to say that I have found all aspects of my work with the Hospice very rewarding.”

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