The first week in June is an opportunity to thank our Mountbatten volunteers for their amazing contribution and support to those we care for.
This year is no different; whilst the coronavirus may mean our usual celebrations cannot take place, we still acknowledge and thank each and every one of our volunteers for their contributions right across the past year.
However, the coronavirus has affected the way many of our volunteers support our work. Some have been self-isolating and have not been able to return to their roles, whilst others have been able to continue their roles from home and over the phone.
Here are some of their stories.
Volunteer driver Steve continues to support Mountbatten Hampshire, including collecting and delivering PPE for staff.
"I very much miss the camaraderie of working with others."
"There isn’t a day that goes by without me thinking of all the lovely people I have worked with."
Helen is currently supporting the Inpatient Unit every week, taking round the refreshments trolley for patients and ensuring patients have their newspapers.
Hospice volunteer Amelia Buckley has really missed coming in on Mondays during lockdown.