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Havering residents Leigh and Jon Levoir become Saint Francis Hospice volunteers

Jon Levoir and Leigh Levoir

Local Havering residents Leigh Levoir and Jon Levoir, selflessly became volunteers of Saint Francis Hospice (SFH) in Havering-atte-Bower, and spoke to The Havering Daily about their journey during Volunteers’ Week.

Leigh Levoir and Jon Levoir joined the e-commerce team of the hospice in 2022 after leaving their employments. They gave up their time to support the hospice’s altruistic mission; SFH specialise in providing care for people diagnosed with a serious illness.

Jon was formerly employed by HSBC for 9 years, and he has spent over 30 years in Banking Operations.

The Levoirs help with managing the online eBay store where the hospice sell donated goods to raise revenue to continue to support the local community.

“Leigh and I stopped work in the middle of 2022 and always said we wanted to do some sort of volunteering. Having lived locally for many years, we wanted to make a difference in our local community.”

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Saint Francis Hospice and their mascot (Image: OC)

“We knew of the excellent work Saint Francis Hospice does through friends and family and when we saw the hospice waslooking for E-Commerce volunteers, we jumped at the chance as we have always been keen eBayers ourselves.”

They remember going into what they dubbed an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of eBay stuff at Ashton Gate after a short amount of training. There was a large variety of products waiting to be sold.

“With support from the very friendly and helpful team, Leigh and I soon found our feet and were creating listings within a few hours. The first few months have been fantastic and we both thoroughly enjoy the research and investigation part of the role – What is this? Who made it? What’s it worth?”

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The Levoirs (Image: The Havering Daily)

“Personally, one day at Saint Francis Hospice gives me more satisfaction than a whole month in my old job (Banking-boo!). The level of generosity people show in their donations has amazed us both and when you watch what you have listed sell sometimes for many hundreds of pounds, we get great satisfaction knowing that our efforts are helping maintain the fantastic services that SFH supply.”

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“We have found the “Top Sellers” on eBay have been: camerasand video camera equipment, pictures and paintings (especially signed), electricals such as games consoles, laptops, TV’s, any collectables and toys (especially vintage Lego and Playmobil), typewriters, record Players, sewing machines and musical Instruments.”

“Leigh and I both want to thank Saint Francis Hospice for taking us on, we both love our days listing on eBay and can’t wait to see what’s coming through the door next.”

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