Claire McLaughlin on why she loves volunteering at the Hospice #volunteersweek #hospiceheroes

Published on: 04/06/2014

wirral_hospice_volunteer_claire_mclaughlinClaire McLaughlin decided to become a volunteer at Wirral Hospice St John’s six years ago. She was already volunteering at Claire House and for the Katie Piper Foundation but wanted to help something she was really passionate about.

Claire’s mum was an oncology nurse at Clatterbridge. “She is the most caring person I have ever met in my life and adored her job. She had to retire due to ill health and I wanted to carry on her good work by giving something back to help people who are critically ill and need extra support.”

Claire works full time as a PA to a Headteacher / Clerk to Governors and Human Resources for a school.

“I volunteer for as many shifts as I possibly can for the Hospice, helping out on the main reception and with general duties. I adore my work at Wirral Hospice and have met the most amazing people ever. I would do more if I could!

I also regularly complete 5k and 10k runs fundraising for the Hospice and I help to collect at as many Flag Days as I possibly can. Their next one is on Sat 14 June all across Wirral, I’ll be standing proudly in my Hospice blue t-shirt and cheerfully encouraging passers-by to pop any spare change they have into my bucket.

Wirral Hospice St John’s is an amazing charity to support, I adore being part of it all, please consider volunteering for them too. Even a few hours a week or every couple of weeks can really give them an extra boost of manpower!”

Claire truly is one of our Hospice Heroes, thank you so much for your support and passion for our work Claire!

Author: Teresa Nightingale

To help collect on Flag Day, please contact Hayley on 0151 343 0778 or at, thank you!