Steve Harrison from Winsford started volunteering for St Luke’s in 2012 after he was made redundant. He explained: “I didn’t want to sit at home moping. I knew about St Luke’s as I’ve had quite a few friends go into the hospice, some have come out and some sadly haven’t. So I volunteered as a driver and I was asked if I could help at the Furniture Warehouse.
“I started on the vans initially doing two days a week, then I got another full-time job so I carried on volunteering but only once or twice a month on a Saturday. I’ve even taken annual leave to go out on the van because I love it so much. The camaraderie between all the drivers is excellent and it’s just one big laugh from the start of the day to the end. Everybody is equal, there’s nobody with airs and graces. We deliver things that people have bought and then going out collecting furniture donations.”
Steve also helps on the sales floor of the Furniture Warehouse on Saturdays and has encouraged both his daughters to volunteer for St Luke’s too.
Steve added: “I like the interaction with the general public and I like to think that I’m helping the Hospice. If I sell a table for £30 then that’s £30 that the Hospice can use. I really enjoy it, and have a great sense of wellbeing at the day of the day, especially if we’ve had a good day and made lots of money. I would encourage anyone to volunteer for St Luke’s. Come on down and we’ll make you welcome!”
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If you would like to volunteer for a few hours per month like Steve, please register your interest or email our Volunteer Co-ordinator email@example.com