Volunteer a few hours to help at hospice

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HELP people with life-limiting illnesses by volunteering a couple of hours a week.

The Rowans Hospice is looking for hospice companion volunteers to support patients and carers at home offering practical and emotional support.

Pauline Wallace, hospice companions liaison officer, said: ‘Whether it’s offering a listening ear over a cup of tea or practical tasks such as doing the washing-up or ironing, just an hour or two can help prevent social isolation and help the patient adjust to living with their illness.

‘Hours can be chosen to suit availability, full training will be given and travelling expenses will be paid.’

The charity needs volunteer complementary therapists, hairdressers and manicurists to provide basic health and beauty treatments.

For more information go to rowanshospice.co.uk or call (023) 9223 8545.