Eva is a Resident on the Harmony community, Dodd Wing at HC-One’s Moss View care home in Liverpool. Eva volunteered for over 40 years of her life and when Colleagues heard about this, they just had to find out more.
For 28 years, Eva Britnell volunteered with the Blood Transfusion Service and then for 13 years, she volunteered with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Voluntary Service.
Eva’s daughter, Ann, and Son, Derek, told Colleagues that Eva loved to “give back to society” and always believed it was her civic duty to ‘put her hand up’.
Ann recalled that during Eva’s volunteering years she was called upon for many duties, but there were two occasions in her life that made them so proud that she is their Mum.
Firstly, was when Eva was asked to represent the voluntary services at St George’s Hall in the laying of the wreath on Remembrance Sunday.
Second, was when she told her children the night before that she had volunteered to take part in a “Major incident” training in Liverpool’s Mersey Tunnel. They were flabbergasted and commented, “Considering that we are now in the midst of a Pandemic. It is amazing that she took it so seriously!”
Ann and Derek went on, “I know we are biased, but without people like our Mum, the world would be a really dull place and we thank God every day that Eva’s of this world are so caring, giving and unselfish!”
When asked about her volunteering roles, Eva said that she enjoyed every minute when she was in the voluntary service.
Home Manager, Beth Sandall, commented, “We love hearing all these fabulous stories from families and Residents themselves, about all their life experiences.”