We’d like to get an idea of who you are – could you tell us a little about yourself?

I’m 34 years old, I live with my partner who I’ve been with for nearly 17 years, we also have 2 dogs – 1 chorkie called Gizmo and 1 Chihuahua called penny. I also love travelling, and trying to see as much of the world as possible.

Could you describe why you chose to volunteer for St Giles and why working with a hospice might be important to you?

Volunteering for St Giles is important to me because it is my way of saying thank you and giving back for the amazing care my dad received when he was at end of life.

Can you talk us through some of your responsibilities? We’d love to hear about your day to day experiences of the role.

Whilst on ward reception, I support patients and their loved ones. I also support with any queries from visitors/staff by pointing them in the right direction to resolve their query.

Could you describe what you’ve learnt both in terms of your role and about yourself?

I have learnt that supporting charities in various different ways has such a positive impact, and helps them take the pressure off a little.

About myself, I have learnt that I can be brave and try new experiences and even love it, like I do here at St Giles.

Could you describe why volunteering in this role is important to you and what positive impact you feel it has, either for you personally or for St Giles – or both!

This role is important to me because it has given me comfort knowing and feeling that I am giving something back to St Giles, which is very much deserved

What has been the most memorable moment of your volunteering at St Giles so far?

Not necessarily memorable, but definitely my favourite part is meeting new people from all different walks of life, including staff, patients and visitors. Everyone is so friendly, lovely and always willing to help.