Overcoming Obstacles – Highly Commended

June Losack

Volunteer June Losack is described by colleagues at Ramsbottom as truly incredible.

Despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) over 30 years ago, she has worked in the shop’s sort room for almost 20 years – ever since her husband died in a car crash during their last holiday together. What’s more, she has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease – but that hasn't stopped her sorting from 9 til 5!

June is truly resilient, accepts and embraces change, and is a fine ambassador for Sue Ryder. Indeed, June is an excellent fundraiser/organiser and often puts many hours of overtime in while wearing the most outrageous fancy dress outfits (the best ones being a bumble bee and a chicken)! June is an inspiration to new volunteers who and are humbled by her tireless enthusiasm. (Mind you, she usually goes straight to bed when she gets home ready to be up at the crack of dawn to face another Sue Ryder day!) 

Although June has faced, and still is facing, many challenges in her personal life and health, she still remains positive and is determined to carry on flying the flag for Sue Ryder. Oh and she bakes excellent cakes!

Sue Ryder is thrilled to honour her selfless work as a Sue Ryder girl and we hope she continues inspiring us for many more years to come.

Did we mention she’s 77?