Pete exhibiting off his new tattoo with the LOROS Hospice nurses
A devoted volunteer has proven their dedication to an area charity in an unusually everlasting method – getting its identify tattooed on his arm to lift cash.
Pete Kerrigan, who has been volunteering for greater than 10 years at LOROS Hospice, took on a guess from pals that he wouldn’t get a tattoo.
Pete stated: “It began with a dialog from the nurses on the ward. I’ve by no means had a tattoo they usually had been asking me why. I stated, the one method I’d do it was if it was for LOROS. So now they’ve all sponsored me, I’ve determined to do it!
The tattoo, which reads ‘Proud to be a part of LOROS’, sums up Pete’s dedication to the charity.
Pete volunteers as a ward companion, chatting with sufferers and their households and placing them comfy, even successful a nationwide league of mercy award for his volunteering a couple of years again. He’s additionally accomplished quite a few fundraising occasions, bringing in hundreds to help the hospice.
John Knight, CEO of LOROS Hospice, stated: “Pete is an unimaginable volunteer – he’s at all times within the hospice, even dressing up as Santa on Christmas Day. He’s cherished by our sufferers and by our workers, and we’re so proud to name him a pal.”
Pete added: “It’s like a giant household, the docs, the nurses, home workers – everybody pulls collectively for the sufferers. It’s the perfect factor I’ve ever finished. With the ability to spend time with the sufferers, comforting them or simply enjoying a sport or two, no matter they need, is an actual privilege.”
The tattoo was generously created free of charge by Kasbah, Leicester, who’ve been long-time supporters of the charity.
To this point, Pete’s tattoo has raised almost £800 and you may donate here.
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