Overcoming Obstacles - Highly Commended

Alan Wilcock

Alan has been a volunteer with Sue Ryder for 2 years now, joining us through a friend of his who comes for the day and respite services at Cuerden Hall. As a volunteer driver he assisted the residents in getting out and about, accessing the local community, enjoying trips all over.

Last year, unfortunately Alan’s health deteriorated and he was unable to drive the vehicle anymore. This was a disappointment for all, Alan loved coming in and making a difference, the residents had a great relationship with him, having a laugh and enjoying his company.

Thankfully, Alan's determination and positive attitude - which he passes on to every surrounding individual - allowed him to re-join as a volunteer, not as a driver, but still as a member of our team who makes that difference.

He will readily assist in any way he can, making drinks, chatting to people, helping fundraise at our recent family fun day. He still joins us as the same happy jolly gentleman, sharing his time and smile with everyone - and we love having him.