Couple’s gift to hospice on Christmas day

Bob and Robin Moran who volunteer at the hospice on Christmas Day
Bob and Robin Moran who volunteer at the hospice on Christmas Day
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For most people Christmas means quality time with loved ones.

But one Morecambe couple will be giving up December 25 for the third year in a row to volunteer at St John’s Hospice.

And despite people telling them that they’re doing an amazing thing, Robin Moran insists her and husband Bob wouldn’t spend Christmas any other way.

Robin, who will be covering reception on Christmas Day with her husband in the kitchen, said: “I understand when people say we’re doing a lovely thing but I don’t agree with them.

“Between us we’ve got seven children, 18 grandchildren and seven great-grand children.

“We never want to get into a situation where it’s too much for someone at Christmas so we decided to do something ourselves.

“And what better thing to do than going into the hospice? We love it.”

The 66-year-old and her husband, 74, volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Slyne Road charity with Robin providing admin support for the Hospice at Home team eight hours a week.

And withThe Visitor aiming to raise £500,000 over the next 12 months as part of our Save Our Hospice campaign to safeguard the charity for future generations, the retired student counsellor says she couldn’t imagine it not being part of the local community.

Robin said: “I can’t imagine what this area would be like without the hospice. It’s unimaginable.”