"Everyone who comes to Wellspring is different, and has different needs. Peer support is so central, and a role that should be focused on being open to anything, being a good listener, and just being there for people"
Marr came to Wellspring in 1993. She had just recovered from a challenging three year battle with cancer and, upon the encouragement of a friend, decided to share her experience for the benefit of others.
Marr is one of those people who never sits still. If she is not providing calm, compassionate counsel to someone, she is doing dishes, folding laundry, or sweeping up!
It is worth noting that Marr makes the best sandwiches and shortbread cookies that anyone at Wellspring has ever tasted.
Marr has comforted more people than could ever be counted in her 15 years at Wellspring, and is described by her volunteer colleagues, variously, as: “incredibly gracious”, “so attractive, with an incredible sense of humour,” “a true lady in every sense of the word.”
Marr is a role model to which we all aspire. She thrives on the reward of giving back and acknowledges that volunteering for Wellspring is one of the most satisfying things she can do.