Volunteers mourn loss of long-serving Nora

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The longest serving volunteer at St Luke’s in Sheffield has died – at the hospice – following a short illness.

Grandmother Nora Gray, aged 93, who lived in Banner Cross, started volunteering at Sheffield’s only hospice in 1980 and was still working for the charity until a few months ago, when her health started to fail.

She was best known at St Luke’s for the work she did sorting the mountain of stamps donated by the public ready for resale.

For many years Nora was joined by husband Colin, who was a hospice volunteer driver until he was diagnosed with cancer. He too spent his last days at the hospice in 2000.

“Nora was a lovely, generous lady who gave so much time and enthusiasm to St Luke’s,” said Volunteer Coordinator Joy Wigfield.

“She was typical of the many who give so much time to help others, and she will be sadly missed by everybody who came into contact with her in more than 30 years of active support.”