Like so many of our volunteers, Denise supports our Mountbatten Cowes shop for personal reasons. 

She said: “My husband died at Mountbatten Hospice just over two years ago and I always had it in mind to do something to say thank you. Someone I knew was already volunteering and it gave me an extra push to do it. I started with the intention of giving something back but, actually, it has really helped me, too.”

In the shop, Denise’s role includes serving customers on the till, unpacking and pricing items from the warehouse and meeting and greeting customers. She does two shifts a week.

She said: “It’s a really lovely place to volunteer. I would say if you like people, you would love volunteering in a Mountbatten shop. I work with a great team and get to meet so many friendly people.”