Meet Julie

What is your role at St Joseph’s Hospice?

I work in the Supporter Care Team and I’m the first point of contact for friends and family of people who have died at the hospice. My work involves ‘banking and thanking’ which means processing donations and thanking supporters in a personal and timely way.

What do you like most about working at the hospice?

As a fundraiser in the hospice you get to see the tangible results of the income that we receive which you don’t tend to see in larger charities. We get such amazing feedback from people about the care their family member received and how well they were looked after. It's really heartwarming and that's what makes this job very special.

What is your proudest moment at St Joseph’s?

I have many but I think the best days are when someone has come in to make a donation in memory of a loved one and they feel a bit anxious and I’m able to put them at their ease.

I’ve also just done a firewalk for the hospice and that was pretty amazing.

And I have to mention the Christmas Lunch we did at the hospice on Christmas Day for volunteers and local people who are socially isolated. That was really special.

Tell us something we don’t know about you

I was on the stand-up alternative comedy circuit for 10 years in the mid 80’s to the mid 90’s, one of the few women on that scene at the time. I used to hang out with all the famous comedians, we had lots of fun times. I also write stage and radio plays.

 

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