Connie Triggs celebrates 30 years of volunteering at St Christopher’s

Congratulations to Connie Triggs, 82, who this week was toasted with a glass of bubbly by her colleagues to celebrate 30 loyal years volunteering at our shop in West Wickham.

Shop Manager Lee Parvin organised a celebration for Connie with Bucks Fizz, cake and flowers. David White, Head of Retail, and Volunteer Coordinator Alison Hunt also went along to thank Connie for all her years of dedication for the hospice.

Lee comments, “Connie is such a bubbly, happy and cheerful volunteer. We couldn’t ask for more! She is so welcoming and helpful to our customers and has become a real favourite at the West Wickham shop, as people have got to know her over the years. Connie usually volunteers on the till where she does a fantastic job, she’s just so committed to raising money for the hospice.”

Connie lives in Hayes, Bromley and added: “I started volunteering because my brother-in-law had melanoma and was cared for by St Christopher’s, so that’s how I was first introduced to the hospice. A friend of mine actually mentioned that St Christopher’s was trying to raise money. She said the hospice was planning to open a shop, but they needed volunteers to run it and suggested that I volunteered. West Wickham was the very first St Christopher’s charity shop to open. We all get a lot out of volunteering – it keeps our brains going! It’s not just giving, but taking as well. I’ll keep on volunteering at the shop for as long as my body lets me. The customers get to know you by name and you get to know them by name – it’s really rewarding.”