MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS

In 2010 at the request of our daughter Helen, we set up a cancer support centre in Chesterfield.  It wasn’t easy to find premises, furniture and all the other things we needed to make the centre a welcoming and comfortable place.

The hardest, yet the most important thing for us was to find suitable volunteers.  We wanted our volunteers to have had some contact with cancer patients, so that they’d be able to listen and empathise.  It’s very difficult to understand the concerns, fears and emotions of a cancer patient if you haven’t had personal involvement yourself.

We managed to find lovely people who fitted this criteria and now have 11 volunteers and 6 therapists, without whom the centre wouldn’t exist.  Their main jobs are to listen to clients,and give therapies.  However, in addition to that, they help with keeping the centre clean, help with fundraising on market stalls, model at fashion shows, make clothes and costumes, dress up for Medieval Markets, make tea, do the accounts, write news letters, keep social media up to date, not to mention a multitude of other jobs!

Without these wonderful people who give their time free of charge, there would be no Nenna Kind Cancer Support Centre.  David and I can’t begin to express how grateful we are to them all for their support.

Barbara Wallace (Chairperson)

Barbara Wallace - Chairperson . Retired from Whittington Hall after 20 years service.

Barbara Wallace – Chairperson .
Retired from Whittington Hall after 20 years service.

Dave Wallace - Self Appointed Dogsbody. Likes to do the jobs that no-one else wants!

Dave Wallace – Self Appointed Dogsbody.
Likes to do the jobs that no-one else wants!

Val McMann - Treasurer Retired Clerical Worker

Val McMann – Treasurer
Retired Clerical Worker

Keith Sharpe - retired after 40 years at British Telecom

Keith Sharpe – retired after 40 years at British Telecom

Enid Mitchell - retired after working at Somerfield for 20 years

Enid Mitchell – retired after working at Somerfield for 20 years

Geryon Bagshaw. Retired after 22 years as a Supervisor at Morrisons

Geryon Bagshaw. Retired after 22 years as a Supervisor at Morrisons

Stewart Exton - retired police sergeant with 31 years service

Stewart Exton – retired police sergeant with 31 years service

Sybil Syddall - retired school teacher

Sybil Syddall – retired school teacher

Pat Shipley - Retired from Pharmacy at Chesterfield Royal Hospital after 26 years

Pat Shipley – Retired from Pharmacy at Chesterfield Royal Hospital after 26 years

Kate Penney - retired nurse. 34 years with NHS

Kate Penney – retired nurse. 34 years with NHS

Claire Wolstenholme - Volunteer Therapist. Currently studying.

Claire Wolstenholme – Volunteer Therapist. Currently studying.

Ann Smith

Ann Smith (Little Ann) Resident Sewing Bee and  Chief Costume Maker.

 

Kate Thompson - volunteer since the beginning, and also a committee member

Kate Thompson – volunteer since the beginning, and also a committee member

Oriel Blissett - volunteer therapist. Retired after working in various roles in education sector

Oriel Blissett – volunteer therapist. Retired after working in various roles in education sector

Healing Therapist. Retired Bank secretary

Sandra Bridge – volunteer Healing Therapist. Retired Bank secretary

Helen Symons - volunteer therapist

Helen Symons – volunteer therapist

Pamela Morris - volunteer therapist

Pamela Morris – volunteer therapist

Linda Biggs - retired libarary and learning centre assistant. Keeps social media and newsletters up to date.

Linda Biggs – retired library and learning centre assistant. Keeps social media and newsletters up to date.  Always on the lookout for snippets of newsy items!

 

Antony Fleming - volunteer therapist. Retired from Prison Service.

Antony Fleming – volunteer therapist. Retired from Prison Service.

Jo Goddard
Volunteer Therapist