Ian set to look after volunteers

Ian Marshall and Helen Young pictured at St Catherine's Hospice (submitted)
Ian Marshall and Helen Young pictured at St Catherine's Hospice (submitted)

ST Catherine’s Hospice’s army of volunteers has a new man at the helm.

Ian Marshall has taken on the role of volunteer services manager at the hospice.

He says his first task will be to meet as many of the 250 in-house volunteers as he possibly can.

Ian has taken over from Helen Young, who has retired after almost 18 years with Saint Catherine’s, in various posts.

As he took up the job, Ian said he was looking forward to the new challenge. He has previously worked as a volunteer at the hospice himself and enjoyed the experience.

He said: “It is a wonderful, unique place to be with a very warm, friendly atmosphere and I’m really looking forward to working with the volunteers, who make such a fantastic contribution to the hospice.”

Scarborough born and bred, Ian previously worked at Plaxton and until recently at Kingspan in Sherburn.

As she retires, Helen intends to spend more time with husband Richard and helping to care for her grand-children. She will also be indulging her new hobby of running.

She said: “I will miss the friends and the people I have met along the way. I think Saint Catherine’s attracts a very special, caring person and because of that you get to work in an easy atmosphere with like-minded people.

“I hope that what I have done over the years has helped to make a difference to people’s lives.”

The hospice is always looking for more volunteers. To find out more call (01723) 351421.