Margaret Eaton – Volunteer

In 2019 I went along to the Centre with my husband, following his terminal diagnosis, to find out what support they could offer us. We were greeted immediately by a lovely volunteer and taken to Paula. She was so warm, friendly and compassionate, putting us at ease immediately. We learned how the Centre could help over the months ahead. I was so impressed, I asked “do you need volunteers? ” to which she replied “we always need volunteers”. That’s how it started.

My hubby found great comfort in going along to chat to other clients and volunteers and I helped where I could, which I found so rewarding and took my mind off what was ahead. Helping others focuses your mind. Sadly I lost my hubby in March 2020 and even though the Centre has been closed during the coronavirus pandemic the friends I’ve made there have been so wonderfully supportive and I can’t thank them enough. I look forward to it reopening so I can, in someway, repay their kindness.