Which volunteer role do you have at the hospital?
I am the Chair of the Fundraising Committee and I also volunteer on the Reception desk once a week.
How long have you been a volunteer?
About 6 years
What inspired you to become a volunteer at the hospital?
I qualified as a State Registered Nurse in 1968 and then went on to become a Health Visitor working in a London Borough. I retired in 1998 and then moved to live in Rye.
The health service is on a restricted budget and therefore I feel that volunteers are a needy addition.
What do you like most about your role?
I enjoy the contact with people from all walks of life. I am part of an enthusiastic committee who are eager to raise money for the hospital and provide additional amenities and items to facilitate the patients needs.