Meet Gareth and June, two of our incredible shop volunteers.
Both are pictured here with their awards in the “Overcoming Obstacles” category at the Sue Ryder annual volunteer awards last year.
Gareth suffered a stroke after a motorcycle accident and after 8 months in a coma, found himself learning to walk and talk again. He made quick progress and soon felt ready for work. He volunteers his time three days a week at the Sue Ryder Lordshill shop sorting, tagging and hanging stock. Gareth still has some difficulty with walking, talking and writing, but gives his all to his role and has become an asset to the Lordshill team.
Despite living with multiple sclerosis and a more recent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, June has been a faithful Sue Ryder volunteer for the last 20 years since she lost her husband in a car crash. Through life’s ups and downs June has volunteered 9-5pm in the Ramsbottom shop’s stock room, welcoming and training new volunteers and surprising everyone with outrageous fancy dress and excellent cakes!
They are both incredible, we're sure you'll agree.
We want the incredible in you! To find out more about volunteering in our shops visit http://bit.ly/IncredibleVolunteers