Millie is based in Sunderland Royal Hospital and specialises in Reiki and reflexology treatments. She’s been with us for 10 years. 

When Millie retired, she decided to carry on using her Reiki skills and began volunteering with us. Eight years later, she became an employed staff member.

“Helping people makes you feel so much better, like there’s a point to being retired. I had to do something rather than sit around the house. Reiki and reflexology are something nice in the hospital rather than tests and more tests.”

Eight years after volunteering, Millie became an employed staff member. She frequently works on the hospital wards giving complementary treatments.

“The feedback you get is lovely, it makes you feel great that you’re the one helping them. It’s so rewarding to do this job, there’s nothing hard about it. The patients are wonderful.”