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Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House appeals for caring volunteers

Norfolk Hospice

Norfolk Hospice

Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House is appealing for more volunteers to join its team so it can expand the services it offers at the hospice and in people’s homes.

It particularly wants to hear from committed, caring people who could provide emotional, practical or spiritual support to patients, their families and those who are bereaved.

The hospice’s director of support services, Tom Fitzalan Howard, said: “Volunteering is a highly rewarding experience, providing a sense of fulfilment and personal achievement that comes from contributing to the community.

“Our volunteers are an important part of our team and help us to provide care, comfort and compassion to those nearing the end of their lives and their families and friends.”

People who may be interested should first make an application and after a successful interview, will be offered comprehensive training and receive ongoing support in their roles. Applications are welcome from existing volunteers and those new to the hospice.

The training programme will take place on Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1, between 1.30pm and 4.30pm, and on Friday, April 4, from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

For an informal chat and further information about the roles and the training programme, call family support social worker Storm Brunton or bereavement co-ordinator Louise Clark on 01485 543163.

For an application form, call the hospice on 01485 543163, send an email to volunteers@norfolkhospice.org.uk or visit the website www.norfolkhospice.org.uk The closing date for applications is Wednesday, February 19.

The Norfolk Hospice is based at Common Road in Snettisham, but is due to move into its new £3.4 million facility at Hillington later this year.

 
 
 

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