Welwyn Garden City charity needs volunteers

PUBLISHED: 06:53 06 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:47 26 October 2009

Volunteer driver Malcolm Gay

Volunteer driver Malcolm Gay

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VOLUNTEER drivers are needed at the Isabel Hospice. They are wanted to ferry patients from their homes to the day hospice in Hall Grove, WGC. Volunteer co-ordinator Jane Hollowday said: 'At the day hospice patients can take part in craft activities, benef

VOLUNTEER drivers are needed at the Isabel Hospice.

They are wanted to ferry patients from their homes to the day hospice in Hall Grove, WGC.

Volunteer co-ordinator Jane Hollowday said: "At the day hospice patients can take part in craft activities, benefit from a massage or reflexology session and talk to nursing staff about their fears or concerns regarding their illness.

"Our volunteer drivers bring the patients from their own homes and then return to collect them at the end of the patient's session.

"We need kind and compassionate people to help with this driving, and are looking for recruits in the WGC, Hoddesdon, Hertford and Ware areas."

Malcolm Gay, from Hertford, has been a driver for Isabel Hospice since it cared for his wife.

He said: "There is an element of 'payback' in helping the Hospice after all they did for my wife.

"However, it is more than that.You get to meet some really interesting people and form friendships with them as you drive them on a weekly basis over a number of months.

"I would thoroughly recommend it, as you can fit it in with your other commitments and feel like you are helping a really worthy local charity."

All volunteers receive training. Anyone interested should call 01707 382500.

Isabel Hospice has around 700 volunteers working throughout a catchment area of 350,000 people.

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