Since the beginning of 2018, the ART team, with Jo Corscaden at the helm, have been working with members of staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow to create a team of ART Butterfly Volunteers who offer support to patients at the end of life, many of whom would otherwise be alone in their final days and hours.
Our team is now 40 strong – we have run two training days, one in January, and the most recent at the end of April. Both days were very well attended and we had some lovely comments and reviews of the experience from volunteers who came along:
I was looking forward to the training day and it far exceeded my expectations.
Frances D, ART Butterfly Volunteer
The room was full of passionate people who want to improve the end of life experience for the dying & their families & friends.
Jennifer S, ART Butterfly Volunteer
I attended this day not completely sure about what it all entailed. It was well run, informative and a pleasure to spend the day with like-minded people. I came away feeling prepared and ready to start this very worthwhile role – its such a privilege to be involved.
Ruth M, ART Butterfly Volunteer