Meet our Volunteers: Gill, John, and Colin

Gill, John, and Colin volunteer at Colliers Gardens extra care, but thanks to the flexibility that comes with volunteering in our homes, they have taken on different roles to suit their interests.

Gill, who has been volunteering since 2018, says “I really enjoy it, I’m a keen gardener so it’s combining my hobby with doing something worthwhile. We’re making the area nice for the residents to enjoy. We won the Brunelcare in Bloom competition a couple of times!”

John runs the music club and can summarise his experience in one sentence: “I love volunteering at Brunelcare!”

Colin hosts the extremely popular Bingo, and helps with the fetes and raffles with his wife Linda. He says “I had a great reception when I went back after being away due to the pandemic – I’ve missed being there!”

When asked how important volunteers are to the home, Julie the manager simply says: “Our volunteers are invaluable. They are really, really important to us.”

If you have been inspired to volunteer by Colin, Gill and John’s story, click here to register.


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