Jenny, now 73, has been volunteering at the unit for 17 years and says she’s always loved her time spent here.

“The beauty of volunteering is you only do as much as you can,” she said.

“I started in a team of four, so only helped out once a month. But when I retired, I found I had time to take on more shifts.”

Seventeen years might sound a long time, but it appears Jenny showed her generosity from an early age.

“I’ve been involved in fundraising and volunteering for a long time,” she said. “In fact, I think I was nine years old when I held my first toy sale in our family front garden in aid of Biafra.

“After an afternoon here, if you’ve been able to do something for someone who has perhaps been in distress, you go home with a good feeling because you have helped make a difference.”

Find out more about becoming a volunteer at Roxburghe House.