Gilly’s story

Gilly has been helping to run the weekly coffee morning and afternoon tea at Brendoncare Knightwood for over ten years.

“Volunteering has really opened my eyes and has definitely changed my opinion of care homes. My Mondays wouldn’t be the same without it. Volunteering at Knightwood is fun!

It is a delight to meet older people who still have a sense of humour, who remember what they did and who share memories of their past – you carry on learning from them. You definitely get out as much as you put in. I enjoy working together with others and I don’t want to let people down.

Most importantly, I’ve learned to cut cake equally so there are no squabbles!“

Gilly was originally encouraged to volunteer by a friend. Having worked previously in London, she was keen to do something different but wanted to interact with people.

If Gilly’s story has inspired you, view the current roles available at Brendoncare and learn how to join our team.