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VOLUNTEERS WEEK: It’s never too late to learn something new!

Jacky’s learning new computer skills as a volunteer.

This week is National Volunteers Week, and Weldmar Hospicecare relies heavily on an army of volunteers doing a wide variety of roles.  Without them, we simply couldn’t provide the care and support we do in Dorset.

Every day this week we’re featuring a different area of Weldmar where we have volunteers providing a valuable service.

Meet Jacky Dufall.

She started her volunteer role a number of years ago doing street collections, always believing that Weldmar Hospicecare was a great cause, but hoping, of course, that she would never need it.

Then her husband was diagnosed with lung cancer, and she said they could not have been more brilliant.  “The nurses used to come round and help us, and we could phone them up and get the help we needed.”

After Jacky’s husband passed away at the hospice three and a half years ago, she felt like she wanted to do a little bit more.  She comes into the Fundraising office every Tuesday morning to assist April.  It started with phone calls, and now, at the age of 71, Jacky is learning new skills on the computer.

“It’s great because I’m not brilliant on the computer, but as long as you own up if you don’t know something, it’s okay because they’re really lovely, and you just feel like you’re giving a bit back.”.

Jacky says her grandchildren probably won’t believe it when they see the picture above of her on a computer!

Thanks Jacky!

We thank all our amazing volunteers for the work they do!  Discover more about volunteering opportunities with Weldmar Hospicecare here.

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