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Volunteer Story - Beryl Dyke

Monday 24 October 2016

Beryl Dyke has been a volunteer in the Patient Area since February 1999. Her normal day involves sitting and speaking with patients, making them drinks and helping with their mobility if needed.

Beryl says the whole experience has been a complete revelation. "I have met the most amazing and lovely people both with the patients and the volunteers. I feel very privileged, humbled and hugely grateful for everything." Six years ago, Beryl's husband passed away from liver cancer and the Hospice at Home team cared for them both during this difficult time.

"If a patient tells me at the end of their day that they have really enjoyed it and look forward to next week - it's a wonderful feeling."

Beryl thoroughly enjoys her time at The Shakespeare Hospice. Her advice would be to just go along and visit the hospice - it may be totally different to what you think. You will be surprised to find it such a lovely, relaxing and happy place.

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Our Family Support Services include Children and Family Support Service, Bereavement Support, Counselling, Chaplaincy and Social Work Service.

For the families we support, we can offer volunteers to stay at home with a patient while the carer attends the Hospice or other appointments.

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