Meet Jenny.  She is one of our ward volunteers at our St Julia’s Hospice and has been giving her time for us for the past 17 years.

When she’s not busy tending to flowers, serving meals and drinks and chatting to patients, Jenny also finds the time to organise Coffee Mornings, collect at local supermarkets and sell our Christmas cards and soft toys.

Jenny had this to say about volunteering for us

“When I retired from full time employment in 1998 my aim was to make a contribution to society rather than spending all my time on leisure activities.   I didn’t plan on becoming quite as busy as I have but that is neither here nor there.   One of the things I decided to do was volunteer to work at St Julia’s Hospice and I have been there for the past seventeen years.    As I had worked behind a desk all my life I chose to work on the ward so as to be with people and my only hope is that I have been of help if only to offer a word of sympathy or brighten a patient’s day because I have found that when you set out to give you often receive more in return and I have certainly been rewarded by meeting some wonderful people and making some lovely friends.”

Cornwall Hospice Care is supported by over 1000 volunteers across our hospices, hubs, shops, offices and warehouses and we just couldn’t do what we do without them.

If you feel you have time to give and would consider volunteering, why not find out more about what roles might suit you.  Click HERE to see more about the different volunteering roles we have.


Watch Jane’s story below – Jane is another of our hospice ward volunteers and you can hear why she enjoys giving her time to us in her short film.

Watch Jane's story