1-8 June 2017 was volunteers week. Last year, we celebrated 10 years of formal volunteering in our homes and in 2017, volunteering teams across Brendoncare continue to thrive. Thank you to all our volunteers who bring something special to our organisation and to the lives of the people living in our homes and attending our clubs. Thank you for everything you do.
Here are a few stories from some of our volunteers:
Mark Pullen is on Brendoncare’s Board of Trustees. As well as being a qualified accountant, he has direct and varied experience of IT, commercial law, press and investor relations, consumer marketing, manufacturing and strategic planning. Mark is married with two children and is never happier then when messing about with boats! He is both a shareholder of Portsmouth Football Club and a fan of the Wasps Rugby Club.Read Mark's story
Ann Gibb has been volunteering at Brendoncare Froxfield for 30 years. She holds a British Empire Medal for services to volunteering in her local community where she has lived for 38 years. When she is not volunteering, Ann loves spending time with her family, reading with her local reception class, playing scrabble and travelling around the UK discovering new places.Read Ann's story
As Volunteering Manager for Clubs, I had an extremely busy time during Volunteers’ Week, firstly attending a seminar at the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) offices. This was a chance to learn about the trends in volunteering and how these can effect volunteer recruitment. It was a very worthwhile seminar where I got plenty of ideas and a chance to network with other charities.Read Adam's story
Di Haworth volunteers at Brendoncare The Old Parsonage in Otterbourne, helping with activities on Friday mornings.
Sylvia Gamblin recently became a Trustee of Brendoncare Clubs, following many years of volunteering at clubs across Hampshire.
Sally Horton volunteers at Brendoncare The Old Parsonage in Otterbourne, visiting every Thursday morning.