Some of you might know Viv, as she has been part of Willowbrook Hospice as a volunteer for 30 years!
She was one of the original supporters who fundraised at the very beginning of the community’s quest to build a local hospice.
Viv is 84 years old and passionate about community involvement. Based in Rainford, she also spotted an opportunity on the high street in the village to have the very first Willowbrook Hospice charity shop.
Being a Mum of 5 didn’t stop Viv from organising a number of events over the years, from afternoon teas, garden parties, flower arranging groups and linking in with the local church.
She has many happy memories of her time volunteering, one of which being the very first afternoon tea at Corpus Christi Church centre. The place was full to the brim with the locals. She said it had a lovely community spirit whereby everyone wanted to help one another from different groups and clubs.
Sadly for us, since the pandemic hit, and health related problems, Viv has stepped down from her volunteering and is enjoying a quieter life with her husband Arthur and family.
Viv was presented with her Long Service Award from Ian Turnbull, Volunteer Engagement Manager to acknowledge all the work she has done for Willowbrook Hospice.
We would like to Thank Viv for all the time she has given to Willowbrook Hospice, without supporters like Viv, there would have not been a Willowbrook Hospice!