Young Volunteer of the Year - Winner

Cameron Struthers

In the 3 months that Cameron has been with us, he has become a friend and confidante to many of the residents at Cuerden Hall.

He joined wanting to make a difference to individuals’ lives. Cameron's mum herself has MS, so he knows only too well the difficulties people face, and the difference a helping hand can make, where needed.

Cameron will do whatever he can to engage, encourage and inspire individuals. He has a natural ease with everybody and communicates, laughs and jokes with each resident. He helps them take part in activities, from bingo to a visit to Blackpool Zoo.

By Cameron's admission, he gets as much back from the residents, learning from them as well as about them. He is considerate and patient, and diverse in his approach, happy to do anything thrown at him, and uses his own initiative.

Cameron will be studying Adult Nursing soon and though we may lose him as a volunteer, we hope he considers Sue Ryder as an employer, and rejoins the team he already made such a difference to as a 22 year old volunteer.