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Retiring volunteers Liz and Dorothy a credit to society

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Marie Curie Hospice volunteers Dorothy McLean and Liz Brown

Marie Curie Hospice volunteers Dorothy McLean and Liz Brown

Marie Curie Hospice volunteers Dorothy McLean and Liz Brown

Two dedicated volunteers who have retired after more than 50 years of supporting the Marie Curie charity say that they will miss "being useful".

Liz Brown (80) and Dorothy McClean (79) are enjoying a well-earned rest after spending decades giving their time to support the hospice on Kensington Road in east Belfast. The coronavirus has highlighted the crucial role such volunteers play.

But traditionally the service through volunteering has a longer and a more distinguished history than the current pandemic.

Liz and Dorothy sum up perfectly that tradition of selfless public service, and we wish them a happy and well-deserved retirement.

Belfast Telegraph