Voluntary & Charity Work
- Aug 1979 – Aug 1980 Volunteer Hospital Porter at Ashby Aug 1979 – Aug 1980 Volunteer porter every Sunday morning for 12 months at Ashby-de-la-Zouch Cottage hospital.
- March 1977 - September 1978 - Volunteer Car Wash Operative ~ The Scout Association. Worked as a volunteer at a weekly car wash at the 4 th Ashby Hastings scout troop HQ in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
Every Saturday morning from 10 am - 1 pm.
Team of 6 - 12 of us washing and cleaning cars to raise funds for our scout troop.
- Apr 1971 – Apr 1978 Volunteer Worker & Fundraiser ~ Bob-A-Job Week ~ The Scout Association ~ Apr 1971 – Apr 1974 Bob-A-Job week - worked from the age of 8 to the age of 15 - at bob-a-job week - during the Easter holidays.
I door knocked around my neighborhood in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire and asked each resident if they required any household or garden or car jobs doing - for a fixed fee for the Scout Association - fund raising week - affectionately referred to as Bob-A-Job-Week.
Typical jobs given to me included,
Sweeping / brushing path's.
Tidying back yards and gardens
Jan 1987 – Jul 1988 ~ Volunteer Driver ~ North West Leicestershire Volunteer Driving Scheme ~ Voluntary driver - driving people who are without a motor vehicle to hospital appointments, schools and other destinations. Clients were all in social need.
- Nov 1988 – Nov 1989 Secretary To The Organizing Committee ~ North West Leicestershire MIND - Voluntary Post. Member of the executive committee of North West Leicestershire MIND - acted as secretary - writing and distributing notices and the minutes to the committee meetings.
14/06/2016 ~ Volunteered after being contacted by e-mail to balloon model at a fund raising event for Harvey - who suffers from severe health problems. Balloon modelled on the 4 th of June 2016 in Braunstone - people paid donations for my balloon models & I raised between £25 - £30 which was all donated to Harvey's fund.
Received a FB message from Harvey's Mum - they raised £1697 on the day to buy Harvey some special equipment to make life easier and more enjoyable for him.
Harvey’s fun day Fundraiser
Saturday 4th June 2016 at the Blessed Sacrament Church Braunstone 12 till 3
To whom this may concern,
I am writing to you on behalf of Harvey who is 7 years old and has complex needs which restricts him to be able to do things other children of his age range can do on a day to day basis. Harvey has Miocephaley which has affected his brain in all aspects, He also has cerable palsey, scholiosis, ALCAPA heart repair and global developmental delay which has resulted in Harvey needing 24 hour care by his mummy, Despite Harvey being a very poorly little boy he can always manage a smile.
Harvey and his mummy have finally moved into a permanent home which is suitable for both of their needs, when Harvey gets upset at school or in hospital he benefits greatly from being taken into the sensory room which helps him relax and calms him down and we feel Harvey would benefit a lot from having this equipment at home also Harvey loves being outdoors watching his friends and cousins play, At the moment Harvey cannot join in as he cannot walk and has no head control so he would also benefit from having a specialised swing that caters for all his needs.
03/12/2016 - attended on a voluntary basis - a fundraiser for Harvey at The Victoria Working Men's Club in Braunstone, Leicester - worked from 5.15 pm - 7.40 pm as a balloon modeler - at a Cinderella pantomime evening - made 62 balloons and took £31 - this was donated to Harvey's fundraising fund.
11 th of June 2016 - Volunteer Face Painter & Balloon Modeller ~ Queen's 90 th Birthday - Packington Village Celebrations. Volunteered to entertain the children of Packington, Leicestershire with balloon modelling and face painting at a village charity get together to mark H M The Queen's ~ 90 th birthday celebrations.Did not charge the children and no fee was paid by the village organizing committee. Worked from 2 pm - 4.45 pm on Saturday the 11 th of June 2016
24/03/2017 ~ Volunteer fundraiser for red nose day - 24 th of March 2017 - arranged to fund raise at Marks and Spencer in Leicester city centre - balloon modelled for donations and raised £118.92 from 10 am - 5 pm. I then set up a giving page through face book and raised a further £60.
Grand total raised was £178.92.
11/08/2017 ~ Friday the 11 th of August 2017 from 1 pm - 4.30 pm volunteered as a face painter for young people & children from Chernobyl over from Belarus for a one month holiday. Entertained at Markfield Scout Hut, Main Street, Markfield, Leicestershire, GB.
August 2017 ~ Childrens Entertainer ~ Volunteered as a balloon modeler to work from 12 noon - 1 pm at a community fund raiser at the Hugglescote Community Centre, Whitehill Road, Hugglescote, Coalville, Leicestershire on Saturday the 19 th of August 2017. I made balloon models & people made a donation to the Leicester Hospitals Charity - all proceeds went to the charity.
Feb 2003 - Volunteer Needle Exchange Worker ~ ADSIS ~ Alcohol and Drug Services in StaffordshireDates volunteered Feb 2003 ~ Applied to work at The ADSIS - Alcohol and Drug Services in Staffordshire, St. James's Court, Stratham Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 4HB as a volunteer needle exchange worker.
I attended a training course ~ Certificate In Introductory Brief Counselling Skills and Needle Exchange which was a 5 day course - Monday the 3 rd of Feb 2003 - Friday the 7 th of Feb 2003.
Found the course interesting and was a lot wiser after attending the course at Burton IDAS, 50 - 51, Station Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffs.
13/12/2017 ~ Singing For Their Supper ~ Ellistown John Weslyan Reform Chapel ~ 'Singing For Their Supper' ~ Carol singing around Whitehill Road, Ellistown on Wednesday the 13 th of December 2017 from 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm - for donations of food for the Coalville food bank. Team of five of us and we received a large amount of food - five large shopping bags full. Freezing cold rain and then sleet stopped us half way round our planned route........we were all thrilled at the amount donated and at the generosity of the people of Ellistown!
Our team then attended the residential care home ~ 'Whiteacres' Whitehill Road, Ellistown, a few days later and we sang carols for the residents of the care home.
03/08/2018 - Volunteered to balloon model at the British Transplant Games at The Sports & Fitness Centre, University of Birmingham - 09.30 am - 17.30 pm.
10/08/2018 - Volunteered to face paint for Chernobyl Children at Markfield Scout Hut - 1 pm - 5 pm.
19/08/2018 - Volunteered to fund raise by face painting & balloon modelling for Veterans United Against Suicide garden party and fundraiser - Farm Town, Leicestershire - 11 am - 5 pm - day's activities raised £2000.
23/08/2018 - Volunteered to run a balloon modelling workshop for Ellistown Wesleyan Chapel Children's Holiday Club.
16/11/2018 - Volunteer balloon modelling fundraising for Children In Need - Ellistown - 12 noon - 16.30 pm - made balloon Teddy Bears in Ellistown and raised through donations - £123.52.
17/11/2018 - Volunteer balloon modelling fundraising for Children In Need - Mill Lane Mews ~ Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 12 noon - 14.30 pm - made balloon Teddy Bears in and the public made donations - £83 - raised.
18/12/2018 - Voluntary carol singing at White Acres residential care home on White Hill Road, Ellistown from 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm.