Neil Clark

How long have you been volunteering here? Since April 2023 What do you do when you’re not volunteering here? I’ve been on a career break, but am now looking to return to work. Why do you volunteer here/what do you enjoy? I live locally, my children came here, and I love being outdoors. Best task…

Kay Ayres

How long have you been volunteering here? 6 years What do you do when you’re not volunteering here? Sewing, caring for my family Why do you volunteer here/what do you enjoy? For my mental health, and to connect with people Best task/event/memory at Hill End? Hedge-laying by The Willows, hurdle making, ditch clearing and willow…

Jerry Salmon

How long have you been volunteering here? Just under a year What do you do when you’re not volunteering here? Sometimes fishing, woodwork and bike riding. Why do you volunteer here/what do you enjoy? I enjoy learning new stuff, being outdoors and chatting to the other volunteers Best task/event/memory at Hill End? Learning hedge laying…

David Knight

How long have you been volunteering here?   What do you do when you’re not volunteering here?   Why do you volunteer here/what do you enjoy?   Best task/event/memory at Hill End?   Have you learnt a new skill since volunteering with us?   What’s your favourite season, and why?

Kim Base

How long have you been volunteering here? 10 years What do you do when you’re not volunteering here? I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking, cycling and canoeing. Why do you volunteer here/what do you enjoy? To help maintain the grounds for the children to explore.  I also like seeing the changing seasons,…

David Jeffery

How long have you been volunteering here? Nearly 3 years What do you do when you’re not volunteering here? I play the piano and guitar. Why do you volunteer here/what do you enjoy? Having spent years behind a computer screen, I’m really enjoying doing the physical work. Best task/event/memory at Hill End? Spudding the thorny…

Richard Edmund

How long have you been volunteering here? 2 years What do you do when you’re not volunteering here? Nothing else quite so fulfilling Why do you volunteer here/what do you enjoy? An opportunity to do something worthwhile in a fabulous surroundings in a great team and for people who treat me well. Best task/event/memory at…

Steve Rowland

Steve Rowland How long have you been volunteering here? Since 2016 What do you do when you’re not volunteering here? Freelance work for the company I used to work full time with.  Sport reading Why do you volunteer here/what do you enjoy? To structure my week and exercise Best task / event / memory at…

Brian McCarthy

How long have you been volunteering here? Since March 2017 What do you do when you’re not volunteering here? Walking and gardening, making furniture, cooking and researching our family history Why do you volunteer here/what do you enjoy? I get real pleasure seeing groups of children enjoying Hill End. I love being outdoors with the…

Kurtis Kauble

Kurtis Kauble What do you do at Hill End? I am the site caretaker, ensuring the buildings and grounds are clean and well maintained. How long have you been at Hill End? 10 months Background I worked in the roofing trade for 17 years and picked up many other trades along the way.  I have…