Duke of Edinburgh Award youngsters shine for Weldmar
Meet Jack and Ollie.
It’s always a pleasure to welcome the next generation of volunteers at Weldmar Hospicecare.
Jack and Ollie have been helping out as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award … but say they’d love to continue doing their bit for us.
“We thought we’d volunteer for Weldmar to help a great charity who help the community”, says Jack. “We’ve been helping out at various events, and put together leaflets in packs for patients”.
“We helped at last year’s Light Up A Life services”, says Ollie. “We mainly helped set everything up. We gave out leaflets and helped where needed. At the Dorchester one, we sold lots of drinks and mince pies too.”
What do they think they’ve got out of volunteering for Weldmar?
Jack told us, “It’s been a good thing to do, it’s been enjoyable, especially meeting people from around the community.” Ollie adds, “I think it’s really good that we’re giving back to the generations before us – they’ve done plenty for us so it’s our turn to repay them. I’ve really enjoyed helping out and I will continue to do so after I finish my Duke of Edinburgh Award”.
“It’s a great charity”, says Jack, “and I’d gladly donate money to them any day. It would be a real shame if anything happened to the organisation so let’s hope people keep donating”.
We appreciate all of our volunteers at Weldmar Hospicecare.Find out about volunteering for us here