The Gift Of Time

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The Gift of Time

They say that the greatest gift you can give someone is your time because when you give your time you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.

In the case of Brenda Kneale, Manager of our Port Erin Hospice Shop, the time gifted really is insurmountable. Brenda first started volunteering in our Port St Mary shop in 1988 and has been a dedicated member of our volunteer workforce ever since.

As well as spending time on the shop floor, Brenda also makes outfits for Barbie dolls and sells them in the shop which has helped raise much additional income over the years.

By gifting us such a large amount of her time, Brenda has helped raise vital funds for Hospice that have enabled us to provide compassionate care for numerous patients with life limiting illness over the years. On behalf of those patients, their families and the staff at Hospice we would like to say a huge thank you to Brenda.

Whilst we can never repay Brenda for her 30 years of unwavering support, we could celebrate with her as she reached a milestone birthday recently and so we popped along with flowers and a cake. The other volunteers in the shop had also arranged a surprise ‘do’ in the evening, a testament to the friendships and social benefits that can come out of volunteering.

If you would like to make a difference like Brenda then join our next generation of shop volunteers today!

Contact our Volunteer Manager by emailing  or calling 647445 for more information on how you can help out at one of our 7 shops or warehouse.



Help us to carry on caring with Text Giving... Simply text HOSPICE to 70555 to give a regular donation of £5 per month