Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Myra Young

Myra Young (right) from Glasgow, is a hospice volunteer

“I was in charge of the accounts department of a company for more than 30 years before I retired and have been a volunteer driver for the hospice for nearly 14 years.

“A friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer when I reached retirement age and it really upset me because I was very close to her. She got some marvellous treatment and is doing well now.

“That’s when I thought I would like to do some voluntary work and I started driving - I take patients into the day unit every Wednesday.

“Latterly I worked part-time in my job and when I stopped altogether the hospice asked me if I could do something else. It was suggested that I come into the cans office.

“I enjoy the company, I missed the camaraderie in the office where I used to work. There’s a lovely atmosphere in the hospice, there are nice people and you always have a laugh, it’s so friendly. It shocked me because I suspected the atmosphere in a hospice would be very different. It’s so cheery.

“All my working life I have handled money: emptying machines, counting tea money, petty cash, you name it. I carried on doing that and I still enjoy it.”

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