Eric Lee's is a volunteer driver and volunteers at the Hospice one day a week. Eric used to attend Day Therapy and 'wanted to give something back'. Watch the two minute video above to listen to Eric's story.
We have just over 200 local people who volunteer their time and talents to Rossendale Hospice every year and we are always looking to recruit more volunteers to help us with a variety of tasks:
Hairdressing for Day Therapy patients
Whatever you have to offer, whenever you can offer, we can turn your time into a valuable contribution.
If you would like more information about volunteering your time to the Hospice please contact Admin Department on 01706 253633 Opt 4 or email email@example.com
There are lots of benefits to volunteering at Rossendale Hospice:
Gaining valuable hands on experience in a healthcare/hospice setting
Making a positive difference to the lives of our patients and supporters
Making the most of your skills and experience to help others
Meeting new people and making new friends
Training and on-going support as necessary
Whatever your motivation you will feel part of our team and you will be playing your part in ensuring that we deliver the very best care to our patients and their families and friends
Betty Wright helps serve refreshments and lunch to patients. She also gets the opportunity to chat with patients and assist during activities. If you’d like to support our Day Therapy team on an adhoc basis, please get in touch
Hilary Martin meets and greets hospice visitors in reception and answers phone calls. We are currently seeking a volunteers to cover on an adhoc basis.
To drive patients to and from the hospice once a week, and to assist with any other driving duties in support of the hospice i.e. fundraising, collection of items for charity shops and trips out.
We have a range of volunteering opportunities in our three hospice shops located in Rawtenstall, Haslingden and Bacup. To find out more about volunteering in our shops, please contact Caren Cookson on 07767 298695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Befriending Coordinator is looking for volunteers with a few hours to spare on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at weekdays, weekends or evenings to provide some company for socially isolated people in Rossendale with long-term conditions.
To assist with promoting the Hospice’s work within the community, attending events and cheque presentations, manning Hospice stalls at events, raffle’s, tombola’s, and the local carnival each year. Assisting at collections held at various supermarkets. If you are a good organiser and like working for the local community and enjoy meeting people then this role is for you!
Friends of Rossendale Hospice Support Groups
The ‘Friends of the Hospice’ group organise their own fundraising events locally, and are supported by the Hospice fundraising team. Join our current Rawtenstall fundraising group who meet at the Hospice every two months to share ideas.
Penny Pinching Collecting Box Volunteer
By distributing our penny pinching boxes within Rossendale you will help us raise vital funds
Join our first virtual quiz on Sunday 12th April at 8pm to raise money for the Hospice during COVID19. Get yourself a drink, sit back and play from the comfort of your sofa! It costs a mere £3 to enter, the participation fee will enable us to continue to support patients in their own homes during these unprecedented times. To participate click HERE Good luck!
5 Valley schools raised a record amount for Rossendale Hospice in an entrepreneurial challenge.
The event, jointly organised by Rossendale Hospice supported by Baldwins and Alder Grange School, is in its 5th year. The five schools raised a combined total of £7,130.64 in this year’s ‘Youth Enterprise Challenge’.
The contest, launched in October last year, lasted 16 weeks and saw Year 9 & 10 teams from Alder Grange, The Valley Leadership Academy, Whitworth High, Haslingden High and Tor View school, all come up with enterprising initiatives to generate as much income as possible to be donated to the hospice.
Thank you to all the schools who took part and for the hardwork and effort that went into their fundraising.
We are working as normally as possible in what is an unprecedented and ever changing situation, and following government guidelines to keep our patients, volunteers and staff safe. Our Hospice at Home Teams are continuing to provide essential care for patients in their own homes but unfortunately we've had to adapt some of our other service provision.
Our fundraising activities have also been impacted as we've had to cancel many upcoming events which we so rely on. We will be launching a campaign to run over the next 12 weeks, and while we appreciate these are the most difficult times for all, we would be most grateful if you are able to make a donation. More information can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/carryoncaring?success=true
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