Monday, 21 December 2015

December Volunteering

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December Volunteering

I had to take quite a step back on my voluntary work lately because of my health, but I've had a great team of helpers who've helped me run Project Parent from my bed. I also managed to get out at the start of December to volunteer for Metro Radio's Cash For Kids Christmas Family Festival raising money for Calvert Trust.

Project Parent

This has probably taken up most of my time. I didn't quite realise how many hours I needed to do and also how close it is 'til Christmas. After a major incident with MyHermes, we have just about managed to pull everything together! Boxes will be going out this week! 

Metro Radio's Cash For Kids - Calvert Trust

I had a really fun afternoon helping out at the Christmas Family Festival. I managed to sell £100 of raffle tickets and in total they raised £1,580! I also set up my Project Parent box which gained some interest too! It was my first time volunteering for them, but I enjoyed every second. Plus, I met Elsa and Santa - added bonus!

Gift Bags For The Psychiatric Ward

I also made up some little gift bags for the inpatients to open at my local psychiatric unit on Christmas Day. After receiving a lot of support from the hospital and meeting some of the patients, I thought it would be a nice gesture to all of them.

Okay, so looking back, December has been busy. I think I lie here doing nothing, but it's only when I put pen to paper I realise what I've achieved. 

Hope everyone has a very merry christmas!

Kate x