Marian’s story

Marian Copperthwaite supports John Taylor Hospice as a volunteer barista in our Moments Café.

Moments is a volunteer-led café and our baristas serve light refreshments to staff, patients and their families. Marian was the first volunteer to welcome customers to the café when it opened its doors at the hospice in November 2016.

“I heard that John Taylor Hospice was looking for people to join their team of baristas,” explains Marian, who lives in Great Barr. “I have years of experience to offer – from working in a school canteen, a university café and in a hotel – so it looked perfect for me.

“I’ve always heard about the great work they do at the hospice and I wanted to contribute. I’m really enjoying it here and feel that I’m really making a difference. It’s a lovely bright environment in the café and I get to meet new people.

“Everyone is so friendly and they always take time to ask you how you are. I can see how much the staff appreciate and care for their volunteers.”

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