Anne Swan has volunteered with the Ayrshire Hospice since 1988, before the Hospice even opened!  Anne began giving tours of the new Hospice to GPs, made biscuits and also ironed sheets for the incoming patients.  Anne also has many happy memories of volunteering alongside her daughter, Jill and her late mother, Olive.

Over Anne’s incredible service, she has volunteered in the In-Patient Unit, offered bereavement support, shopped for patients and supported the Day Hospice.  Anne has volunteered at the reception desk for many years too, greeting visitors and answering the telephones within the Hospice, and most recently within the fundraising office.

Anne said “I get more out of it than I give.  Volunteering at the Ayrshire Hospice is so worthwhile and it’s become a part of my life.  Volunteering in the Hospice is not doom and gloom – it’s fun and enjoyable.  All the staff over the years have been pleasant, nice and appreciative.  I would do it all over again.  The Hospice has changed and got bigger but it’s still a family.  All the staff and volunteers are so committed to making the Hospice as good as it can be.”