We have a large number of amazing volunteers here at the Macmillan Wellbeing Centre, and two of these volunteers are introduced here.
Janice Rossiter - Complementary Therapist
Janice’s role at the NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre is as a Complementary Therapist, offering Shiatsu and Qigong taster classes.
Janice has been practising Shiatsu for over 15 years and loves to share her knowledge in order to help others cope with their health challenges.
Janice attended a 2-year Qigong teacher training course run by Nicola Ley of the Shiatsu College in Bristol, which seemed an exciting opportunity, and made use of her previous adult teaching experience.
Janice runs a practice in Totterdown, Bristol, offering one-to-one shiatsu sessions and Qigong workshops locally. She has previously offered Qigong tasters sessions for Healthy City Week, Celebrating Age Festival and Bristol Walking Festival as well as for NHS staff.
Liz Fynn - Volunteer
Liz’s working life was initially spent in a primary school, and then in a young offenders institute for 12 years.
Since her retirement, Liz has volunteered at Macmillan centres, firstly at Frenchay Hospital for 18 months, and then at Southmead Hospital, where she looks after the indoor and outdoor plants.
Liz also meets, greets, makes cups of tea, looks after the brochures and keeps the store cupboard accessible. She volunteers in order to keep busy and active, and to help others.
Liz also makes craft items to sell and runs regular workshops for craft and gardening. Last year she organised a Christmas Craft stall in the Atrium of the Brunel building, Southmead Hospital and helped to organise the NGS/Macmillan plant sale and coffee morning.
When not volunteering Liz looks after her own garden, teaches line dancing and enjoys being with her granddaughter.
Liz has been married for 44 years and her husband (Dave) often gets roped in on some of her craft things.