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

Wendy - Shop and Fundraising Volunteer

Meet Wendy, 77, from Hemel Hempstead, a volunteer at our Marlowes shop every week, serving customers and operating the cash register.

She was one of four volunteers who started at the shop in November 2011 and has stayed ever since! “I remember the day that I saw the advertisement in the shop window. I went straight in and spoke to the team to get involved in volunteering and support my local Hospice, as you will never know whether you or your family will need its services,” she recalls.

“On my first day it was very, very busy - everyone was so curious to see what the shop was about! Thankfully. We always receive positive comments about the shop; how clean it looks, the friendly atmosphere and how marvellous the window displays are - it’s absolutely lovely. We are like one big family!”

“Having retired myself, volunteering with the Hospice gives you an incentive and purpose to get up in the morning and be part of a team. I put in my two pennies worth of help for the Hospice, and do my bit to help the local community.

“It’s so rewarding. I would really encourage those who are feeling a bit lost or recently bereaved, to take the plunge and apply to volunteer when the time is right for them.”


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Meet our Volunteers

John - Bookshop Volunteer
Our Chapter Two bookshop has had a fantastic influx of volunteers since they reopened their doors in April! John, from Chesham, is a civil servant and volunteers at the bookshop since June 2020.
Kim - Shop and Fundraising Volunteer
Meet 57 year old mother of 3 and grandmother of 2, Kim Hall, who’s lived in Berkhamsted for 22 years. She volunteers at our Berkhamsted shop, doing a variety of roles which range from working on the till, taking in donations and checking them, to helping customers and filling the shop with stock.
Heather - Shop and Fundraising Volunteer
“The most rewarding aspect of my role, is the most difficult to explain. It’s something inside of me that just feels so right. It makes me feel special to know that the tiny bit I do, helps towards the running of this fabulous place which helps so many local people.”
Colin - Shop and Fundraising Volunteer
“Chapter Two is providing the people of Chesham with much needed escapism.”
Lisa - Shop and Fundraising Volunteer
Meet Lisa, who lives in Abbots Langley with her husband, two sons, Henry 21, and Arthur 19, and their 4 dogs. She’s been a volunteer at the Hospice Abbots Langley shop since March 2018. Here, she describes her role and involvement with the Hospice…
Daniel - Shop and Fundraising Volunteer
Meet Berkhamsted Shop volunteer and JFK student Daniel Mackley, 15, from Northchurch who has been volunteering at our charity shop for nearly a year, in his first volunteering role.
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