Caring Bobby notches up 30 years of volunteering service

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It’s not every day you hear of someone volunteering for an impressive 30 years - but that’s exactly what Bobby Hetherington is celebrating.

The sprightly 80-year-old started volunteering back in 1983 after his first wife, Cathy, received care from the charity.

Since then Bobby has devoted immeasurable time to Marie Curie, volunteering in the hospice at Huntershill every Friday, hosting an annual event, generating incredible awareness and funds around the Glasgow bowling circuit and even dressing up as Santa at the annual Christmas Fair.

The pensioner is now stepping down from his volunteering role and a special celebration was held to mark his magnificent service.

Murray Easton, fundraising manager with Marie Curie, said: “Bobby is a bit of a whirlwind, a sprightly and cheeky 80-year old with a heart of gold.

“People take to him and he is very good at looking after his local community. Many people who have needed the support of Marie Curie Cancer Care for their family have known where to turn to as a result of Bobby.

“We also know that a lot of people have run, swam, trekked, sky-dived or held a night in aid of Marie Curie as a result of Bobby championing the cause.”

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