Hospital volunteer vows to carry on into her 90s
A HOSPITAL volunteer who is celebrating her 90th birthday says she cannot imagine not being there for the patients.
Angelina Jenkins has volunteered every Thursday at a palliative care day centre in Bridgend for the past 15 years.
And despite turning 90, she has no intentions of slowing down any time soon.
Angelina has become a listening ear for patients during her time volunteering at Y Bwythyn Newydd at the Princess of Wales Hospital.
She said: “I have often thought about finishing, but I just can’t bear the thought of not coming to the centre and chatting to the patients here. You really get to know people.
“Although we are so thrilled when they are able to leave the unit and return home, it’s really sad to say goodbye.”
She is best known in the centre for her creative skills – holding regular arts and crafts sessions for patients.
Angelina said: “We have so much fun. I’ve even learnt some arty skills from some of the patients.
“We have been making birthday and Christmas cards which we then sell to raise money for the centre.”
Service director Jan Worthing said: “Angelina is brilliant with the patients and such an asset to the centre.
“Thank you Angelina for dedicating your time to volunteering and happy 90th birthday.”