THE COMPASSION of young hospice volunteers has been praised by Warwickshire’s Lord Lieutenant, Tim Cox.
The Shakespeare Hospice welcomed Mr Cox to its student volunteer celebration evening where the work of younger volunteers and student ambassadors was recognised.
Several students spoke about their experiences at the hospice and those who had gone the extra mile or volunteered for over a year were presented certificates by the Queen’s representative in Warwickshire.
Some 80 young people from Stratford have given up their free time to volunteer in a number of roles over the past year, including in charity shops or helping staff to support young carers or bereaved children.
Chief executive Angie Arnold said: “We continually strive to communicate to the community that the hospice is not a scary place.
“Having young people involved with our services helps to spread the word about the care we provide and dispel some of the myths surrounding hospices.”