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National Volunteers Week – Denise’s Story

This National Volunteers Week Compton Hospice will be awarding its volunteers for their  commitment and dedicated service to the hospice. A special awards evening will be held at Penn Bowling Club today, Friday 6th June, where a total of 87 volunteers will receive awards ranging from 5 up to 30 years voluntary service. One volunteer who […]

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National Volunteers Week – Emma’s Story

Volunteering has a number of advantages including helping you to make new friends and contacts, increasing your social skills, giving something back to your local community and giving you the skills, knowledge and experience to help advance your career. This National Volunteers Week a number of Compton Hospice volunteers have been sharing their stories with us […]

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National Volunteer’s Week – Helen’s Story

National Volunteers Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution made by millions of volunteers from across the country. Compton Hospice is proud to have a team of such dedicated and hardworking volunteers that help to keep our services running. One person who understands first-hand how important volunteers are to any charity or community organisation is […]

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National Volunteers Week – Liz’s Story

Liz Ibberson, 69, has been a volunteer at Compton Hospice for over 10 years. Liz is a bereavement visitor and helps the relatives and family members of those who have died as a result of an incurable illness to come to terms with their loss. Here Liz tells us about her experience as a bereavement visitor: My name […]

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National Volunteers Week 2013 – Val’s Story

Valerie Deakin, 77 Valerie began volunteering for Compton Hospice as a Bereavement visitor after losing her husband George and son Neil to cancer within the space of two years. Both George and Neil were cared for by the Hospice and so Valerie was keen to give something back to the organisation that helped her and […]

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National Volunteers Week 2013 – Chris’ Story

Chris Wilkes, 52 Chris is one of Compton Hospice’s newest volunteers having been with us for just over 6 months. Here he tells us how volunteering has given him a new lease of life as well as a new circle of friends. I had been looking for an opportunity to volunteer for some time before […]

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National Volunteers Week 2013 – Annette’s Story

Annette Sanders, 57 Annette volunteers at Compton Hospice as a gardener. She began volunteering in September 2009 after her husband Nigel passed away earlier that year. Annette was keen to give something back to the Hospice after Compton nurses supported her husband Nigel during his last months. Nigel was diagnosed with oesophagus cancer in 2008 […]

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National Volunteers Week 2013 – Luke’s Story

Luke Burrows, 23 Luke has been a volunteer at Compton’s Woods Therapy Day Centre for 2 years. He visits patients at the centre one day a week and is keen to encourage  younger people to get involved in volunteering.  I live not far from Compton Hospice and so always wondered what happened behind the walls. […]

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National Volunteers Week 2013

National Volunteers Week 2013 National Volunteers Week is a UK wide celebration that runs from 1st to 7th June every year and aims to recognise the contribution of the 20 million people across the country who volunteer, donating more than 100 million hours to their communities every week. Here at Compton Hospice we are proud […]

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National recognition for volunteers

  THIS week (1st – 7th June) has been named National Volunteer’s Week to recognise the support given by thousands of Britons every year, dedicating their valuable time to charities and causes. We were very proud to announce recently that one of our volunteers at Compton Hospice, Mr. Gerard Paris, has been named ‘International Volunteer of the […]

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