Volunteer therapists needed for rewarding opportunities
RENNIE Grove Hospice Care is looking for volunteer complementary therapists to help patients in their homes.
Jane Carruthers, volunteer services manager at Rennie Grove, said: “Our team of complementary therapists play a really important part in the holistic care programme that we offer our patients.
“Therapies are also offered to carers and to recently bereaved carers and we know from feedback how much these treatments help and how highly regarded our therapists are.
“We are looking to extend the team and would like to hear from anyone who is qualified in a complementary therapy and who is interested in finding out more about this really rewarding volunteer opportunity.
“The thought of helping people suffering from cancer and other life-limiting illness might initially seem a bit daunting, but we are here every step of the way to help our team.
“Training is given at our expense and volunteers then spend some time shadowing one of our existing therapists until they are completely comfortable with the role.”
All the voluntary complementary therapists will need to have completed their training and be skilled in one or more of the following – massage and Indian head massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, shiatsu, craniosacral therapy and reiki. Reiki and craniosacral therapists will need to be qualified in one other therapy offered by Rennie Grove or have studied anatomy and physiology.
Each member of the team offers their services for approximately four hours a week and provides treatments for patients or carers in their homes. Comprehensive training and shadowing sessions are provided before you start, with continuing support and feedback.
Volunteer therapists are required to attend a two-day external course to enhance their knowledge of cancer and palliative care with regard to complementary therapies.
Regular internal continuing professional development (CPD) workshops and social events, with the other therapists, are organised. Ongoing CPD is also offered.
For more information, please contact the volunteer services team on 01442 890 222 or email email@example.com. THE time is rapidly approaching for the annual fundraiser in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support called the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – and one of the area’s local golf clubs is planning a real extravaganza.
The Buckinghamshire Golf Club, based at Denham Court Mansion, Denham Court Drive, Denham, is holding an event on Friday, September 26 – and the club is issuing a general invitation to local people to go along, enjoy a free cup of coffee or tea served with biscuits and cakes.
The club will be welcoming local personalities and the event will formally open at 10am.
Sue Rogers, sales and marketing manager for the golf club, said: “We’ll be offering a number of free complementary therapy sessions during the morning, including massages and talks on healthy living.
“An art display – Metamorphosis – by local artist Joanne Herbert, which covers her journey from cancer diagnosis to survivor, will also be on show.”
For those who enjoy golf, there will also be complimentary clinics from top pros covering such aspects of the game as bunker play, chipping and putting. As part of the fundraising effort, there will be a raffle with top prizes.
Damien Caruthers will be playing live at the event, performing his song, Heaven, which was written specially for Macmillan.
Ms Rogers added: “There is no need to book – just turn up on the day and enjoy a free cup of coffee in beautiful surroundings and help raise money for this fantastic cause.”
For more information, visit the club website at www. buckinghamshiregc.com, call 01895 835777 or email sue. rogers@buckinghamshiregc. co.uk.
FUNDRAISER: The Buckinghamshire Golf Club will be holding an event for Macmillan Cancer Support