To mark National Volunteering Week, North West Hospice this week issued a heartfelt “Thank You” to all its volunteers and supporters.
National Volunteering Week, which takes place from 13th – 19th May, is an opportunity to shine a light on the inspiring work of volunteers and highlight the value and impact of volunteering to Irish society. North West Hospice operates a structured Volunteer Programme through which more than 60 volunteers provide a variety of roles, such as reception duty, hospitality, driving, gardening, music, photography and alternative therapies. In addition, many long-term loyal supporters of the hospice volunteer their time, energy and organisational skills by planning fundraising activities and helping out at North West Hospice events throughout the year, such as Sunflower Days, the National Coffee Morning, flag days, church gate collections and bag packs.
Susann von Mohlman, Volunteer Co-ordinator with North West Hospice, says “National Volunteering Week provides us with a great opportunity to publicly thank our volunteers for the great work that they do and the wonderful service they provide to North West Hospice. The structured Volunteer Programme aims to complement our existing hospice services and enhance the wellbeing of the people we care for. Volunteers make a real difference. Today North West Hospice is richer because of each of them. Their individual presence, their diversity and various skills are a wonderful resource”.
John Kelly of the Fundraising Department at North West Hospice, added “We have a tremendous network of supporters and support groups throughout the north-west region without whom the hospice would not be where it is today. Their commitment, dedication and energy are an inspiration to us all. We must raise €1m every year to maintain our current level of service and this is only possible through the support of individuals and groups in the community. North West Hospice is for all of us. It’s our hospice, in our community, for our community and we’d like to express our heartfelt thanks to all our volunteers and supporters”.
North West Hospice will be actively recruiting more volunteers over the coming weeks. Anyone who might be interested in volunteering to assist with any North West Hospice activities can contact the hospice at (071) 9143317 / firstname.lastname@example.org
North West Hospice provides specialist care with compassion for those living with life-limiting illness in our community. Further details are available from www.northwesthospice.ie