Celebrating Volunteers’ Week – SheilaPosted on 4th June 2014 by Sean de Podesta
Mini blog 3: Keeping out of mischief.
Sheila says that volunteering keeps her out of mischief. In fact, she epitomises the spirit of good neighbourliness. She became a volunteer with the NCS when she retired from hairdressing, and for five years regularly visited Janet, a woman with severe disabilities with no family locally.
When Janet’s condition worsened and she had to go into a care home, Sheila continued to visit, dealing with her business and raising the alarm when on occasions Janet’s care was inadequate. She helped arrange Janet’s funeral. For the last three years Sheila has been making weekly visits to a 90-year-old woman, who benefits from her hairdressing skills.
Thank you, Sheila!