NHS Oldest Volunteer
1930. Beryl Carr
Beryl Carr, from London, aged 100, is the NHS’s oldest volunteer.
Beryl started volunteering at Ealing Hospital’s League of Friends café after moving back to London when she was widowed in 2003 as a way of meeting new people. Since then, she has served teas, coffees and snacks to thousands of hospital patients and visitors, and, after a period of shielding due to the pandemic, continues to volunteer once a month.
“Oh my goodness, I don’t believe it!”
Pictured above: staff at Ealing Hospital throw Beryl a party for her 100th birthday earlier this year