The charity is celebrating the commitment of its volunteers by featuring a series of short films made with just some of those who donate their time. Also involved are the staff members who support them, all of whom reinforce the fact that the charity simply couldn’t achieve all it does without voluntary help.

Elaine volunteers in Cornwall Hospice Care’s lottery department at Holmbush in St Austell, “I wanted to give something back, making a small contribution to the wonderful work that the hospices do.”

Her manager is Sarah Vincent, “Elaine does marvellous work for us in the lottery team. We couldn’t do what we do without her.”

Jane volunteers on the ward at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell, “I have a nursing background so felt I would be able to come in to the hospice and offer help and support to the staff, patients and relatives. Volunteering makes me feel elated and I would urge anyone to try it.” Lizzie Hotton is the Ward Sister, “Our ward volunteers undertake a variety of roles and bring a cheerful smile. We really value everything they do and would be lost without them.”

During the week Cornwall Hospice Care will also be featuring short films with volunteers who fundraise, support the van drivers, help in one of the charity’s community shops and on the reception at St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle.

To watch the short films and to find out more about volunteering with Cornwall Hospice Care visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk