Last Sunday I spent a very enjoyable afternoon at Grove House Hospice in St Albans, as part of their Chill Out Sunday fundraising event. I was worked hard, giving nearly non-stop Thai Foot Massages all afternoon, but I didn't mind as the atmosphere was so great. My "customers" included long time supporters of Grove House, a first time visitor who is herself starting to train in massage, a very well travelled lady with whom I shared travel stories, and nurses and other staff from the hospice having a well earned treat.
The afternoon was very well organised, and we volunteers were well looked after with drinks and snacks brought round regularly. I was amazed how popular it was - at 11.50am (we opened at midday) there was a queue out of the door already. The people of St Albans obviously know how to look after and pamper themselves, or how to support a fantastic cause (or maybe a bit of both!)
The event was reviewed by one of the visitors here.
But of course, in the end it's all about the money, and there's good news on that front too - £2,500 was raised to support the great work that Grove House does in the area.