Meet Chris! Chris volunteers as a patient driver, helping to safely transport our patients to our Day Hospice in Wareham.
We asked Chris…
What is your reason for volunteering?
I am retired and have spare time which I wanted to put to good use, I think what I am now doing helps people.
What do you most like about volunteering with Lewis-Manning?
I looked to do various charity work. After talking to the Lewis Manning staff in Swanage . I like the principles of the company and dedication to their Hospice patients was second to none. Also I was told that there was a shortage of volunteer drivers transporting patients.
What do you hope to get out of volunteering?
I find it very rewarding and the people I have transported are very grateful for what I do for them. I love seeing their smiling faces when they are going out for the day. We all have a good laugh when I am driving and sometimes I feel the journey is not long enough!
Tell us something about you!
I love living in Swanage and the slow pace of life here. I feel so lucky to have this opportunity to help people that are not as lucky and as fit and able as me.
What gets your up in the morning?
I am an early riser and I always take my dogs for at least an hours walk every morning whatever the weather.
What movie/ show do you keep watching?
Doc Martin. Because my partner thinks I look and act like him!
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