Kind-hearted volunteer honoured at carer celebrations

Lillian Moors with friends and fellow volunteers

Lillian Moors with friends and fellow volunteers

First published in News

ONE of the oldest volunteers in Warrington was honoured at a party to celebrate her 93rd birthday on Friday after years of unrelenting support and hard work.

Kind-hearted Lillian Moors, who currently volunteers for the carers services in Warrington, has been donating her time to charities and support groups for decades.

But, despite turning another year older, Lillian shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon and is determined to continue with her volunteer work.

The 93-year-old said: “I won’t stop volunteering until I have to. I would be depressed if I stayed in the house all day. I like to get out and do what I can.”

Lillian, from Paddington, first started volunteering for the Stroke Association after her husband suffered from a stroke in the eighties.

Since then, Lillian has spent countless hours helping others and putting their happiness before her own.

The modest mother of one, who used to cycle to her volunteering jobs until the age of 80, said: “If I can help I will - it’s just the way I was brought up.”

Despite being told by the Stroke Association that she was too old to volunteer at 80, Lillian is adamant that nothing will stand in her way, proving that age is just a number.

Lillian said: “When I turned 80 and they told me I couldn’t carry on, I was very upset but it didn’t stop me.”

Over the years, Lillian has touched hundreds of people’s lives, which was evident from the group of people who turned up at the WIRED office on Sankey Street to say thank you for her selfless work.

Lillian said: “I’m in shock - I didn’t know anything about it. One of the things I love about volunteering is meeting new people and, if I can help them, I will.”

Ros Coleman, carer service manager at WIRED, said: “She puts everybody first without even thinking about herself and is always looking out for everyone.

“We all just love having her around and you can tell she gets so much from helping other.”

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