After taking early retirement from the steel industry, Hedley lectured part time in IT skills in the community in Swansea College. He started volunteering at Penllergare in 2009 and has since gained chainsaw and pesticide training. In November 2015 he was appointed as Estate Team Supervisor. In his free time, Hedley is involved with the Scouts and has been a Scout Leader for 45 years. His favourite part of Penllergare is sitting on the terrace outside the Coffee Shop with an espresso in his hand, chatting to the volunteers, and watching the wildlife in the Woodland Garden.