You make the difference!

That's the message to volunteers as part of this year's nationwide Volunteers' Week which takes place from 1st to 7th June 2017.

The Norfolk Hospice hosted a volunteer week party for our volunteers to say thank you on Monday 5th June 2017 as well as individual functions at all of our retail outlets throughout the week.

As well as saying ‘thank you’ at these events we are also recognising an astonishing number of new long serving volunteers: 20 with 5 years’ service, 3 with 10 years’ service and 2 with 15 years’ service.  We will also be presenting 49 additional Long Service Pin Badges to long-standing volunteers who we hope will wear their badges with pride as we are proud to have them as part of our team.

We simply couldn't do what we do without the support of our brilliant volunteers - from driving patients to helping in our shops, and from providing bereavement support to organising fundraising events - their help is vital in allowing us to raise funds and care for our patients and their families.

We currently have over 330 volunteers - each one helping in their own unique way and last year our volunteers gave us almost 60,000 hours of their time! 

Each person volunteers for their own reason - some to meet new people or gain experience and confidence; others want to give something back to a charity close to their hearts.