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Volunteering

How an NCS group project supported Day One Trauma Support

Last year, 10 young people enrolled on the NCS (National Citizen Service) autumn programme decided to collaborate with Day One on their project. ‘Team Jackman’ met Day One peer support volunteers and the Day One Case Worker at the LGI to find out more about the needs of the Day One trauma support service.

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Meet Catherine Clark: Day One Peer Support Volunteer

“I first got involved with Day One when I was waiting for surgery on my pelvis. My surgeon, Prof Giannoudis advised me to talk with Sarah, a previous patient who had also fractured her pelvis and had similar surgery that I would soon be going through.

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Meet Terry: Leeds Cares Volunteer

Terry Roberts is one of our dedicated Leeds Cares volunteers. 83 year-old Terry has always worked in the charity sector, volunteering whenever he can! He started volunteering in 1970 and has been fundraising for Leeds Teaching Hospitals for the past 49 years raising more than £100,000.00!

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Meet Sandra and Pam: Breast Cancer Action Volunteers

Sandra Whitehead and Pam Kennedy give up their time every Wednesday to volunteer on the Breast Unit at St James’s Hospital.

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Meet Maureen: Leeds Cares Volunteer

Meet 75 year-old Maureen Dickinson. She is one of our dedicated volunteers who has been involved with the Leeds Cancer Centre and has volunteered at Leeds Cares for the past four years!

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Meet John: Leeds Cares Volunteer

72 year-old John Pearson is one of our inspirational volunteers who gives up his time to support Leeds Cares. John volunteers with the fundraising team every single Thursday!

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Meet Yvonne: Leeds Cares Volunteer

Yvonne Berry is one of our amazing volunteers who gives up her time to help out in our Bexley Wing shop!

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Volunteers’ Week 2018 – Blog Post

As Volunteers’ Week 2018 is about to come to a close, I wanted to reflect on our own volunteers at Leeds Cares and look at why people give up their time to help.

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