Our Voluntary Services Manager

Tracey Harrison-Marr 

 
I have only just realised that I have been working with volunteers for a quarter of a century (21 years here at the hospice since 1994 and previously 4 years with the Samaritans in London). Clearly it is a role that I enjoy. For any Yorkshire folk reading this, I will apologise now but I was born in Blackpool, Lancashire but as I have lived in Sheffield for over 23 years I might qualify as an adopted "yorkshireman". Volunteers and Volunteering are very important in my life, not only is it my job but I have always volunteered in a variety of ways. At present I am a scout leader for 150th Sheffield Scouts but in the past I have been a Samaritan, involved with youth football, visited prisons and helped out in schools. 
 
I know that I have passed on the volunteering bug to my two children, Katharine (19) who is training to be a Samaritan, and Kieran (17) when he is 18 is taking out an adult warrant to become a scout leader himself. Peter, my husband of 21 years, although does not volunteer, supports all of us in our endeavours which includes dog sitting Talli (my Tibetan Terrier) whilst I attend scout camps! 
 
My favourite treat is a "proper" coffee and a slice of yummy homemade cake - if that is not available then an instant coffee and bar of chocolate will suffice. I am an avid Radio 4 listener but on a Saturday will spend the day in the kitchen listening to Radio 5 live with all the football commentaries - a habit that my daughter Katharine just won't understand. My team is Blackpool FC but please keep that quiet!
 
I love my job at the Hospice, not only do I work with great colleagues both voluntary and paid, I am in the priviledged position of supporting volunteers fulfill their potential and personally grow. It is great to hear that our younger volunteers have got into university, or a volunteer has got a job, or have met new friends and feel rewarded.

Donate to Rotherham Hospice

Your donation is very important to us and we want to thank you accordingly.  Please give us as much detail as possible about your donation in the text boxes below.

checkbox checkbox checkbox checkbox