Pamela Possee from Stowting chose to volunteer for Pilgrims Hospices after having successful surgery for malignant melanoma. She felt it was appropriate to support the local charity that helps people across east Kent who are living with life-limiting illness.
Pamela has experience as an event organiser in the business sector and a project manager and mentor in the voluntary sector, where she worked to empower vulnerable people. She is a valued volunteer at the Ashford hospice, sorting through thousands of donated goods and getting stock ready for fundraising events, such as the Summer Garden Party, Ashford Christmas Fair and Craft Market and lots of community raffles.
What I love most about volunteering for Pilgrims is that it’s flexible and varied, and it’s a very positive and friendly environment.
She said: “Before I started volunteering, I didn’t know that Pilgrims offer such a wide range of services. I enjoy talking to everyone I meet and raising awareness about local hospice care.
“What I love most about volunteering for Pilgrims is that it’s flexible and varied, and it’s a very positive and friendly environment. There are so many different roles available for various skills and abilities. I want to continue to help the local community for a long time to come.”
Kate Duddell, Fundraising Manager, said: “Pamela is a wonderful asset to Pilgrims. She is dedicated and supportive of our work in the community. She is precise and detailed in her role sorting through and managing the large volumes of items the charity is gifted by our community. Pamela also supports other fundraising initiatives, from evening events to manning the highly successful chocolate tombola at our Christmas Fair.
“She is an incredible individual who gives her time so generously.”
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