Volunteers' Week 2022 is here and it's a time to say thanks - and a time to recognise and celebrate the contribution of our volunteers to our communities.
Over the past week, our Voluntary Services Department has been out and about to our shops and hospices, meeting with and celebrating our dedicated volunteers. Volunteers, just like Sean.
Sean has shared a glimpse inside his volunteering journey at Demelza:
"There are opportunities to attend exciting events, too – just the other day I was lucky enough to head to The Den for Millwall FC’s game against Peterborough, as Millwall were dedicating their matchday to raising funds for Demelza. My job was to don my Demelza kit and wade through the crowds, encouraging as many fans as I could to pop a pound or two in the donation bucket to help make a difference! It was a great experience and the atmosphere was electric; I really enjoyed that.
"I have done some driving for Demelza families in London as well, which is a bit like being a cabbie; you get a phone call letting you know who needs picking up, where they need to go, and at what time, and you just make sure you’re there on time in one of Demelza’s wheelchair-accessible vehicles (and try to avoid any parking restrictions!)."
"It’s a pleasure being a driver for Demelza"