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Why I love volunteering! By John Dilley

Volunteering for Style Acre has offered me so many opportunities

The best being that you instantly become part of a team that provides many different elements of work experience. There are so many inspirational people working within the organisation and it is a real privilege to know them.

My volunteering role has been a lot of fun providing so many new experiences. Where else would you see more than 200 Santa’s running around Wallingford or the Big Boss abseiling down Dorchester Abbey? – examples of fundraising events for Style Acre that I have been involved with! It has also been great fun too in helping at the Tea room summer fete and Christmas grotto as a part-time elf.

My greatest enjoyment has been working with the adults we support in the Tea room

I love meeting new people – both work colleagues, people we support and our customers. Everyone can bring their own skills gained during a previous working life and will also acquire new skills from the expert team at Style Acre who provide excellent in-house training for the many different aspects of the work they do.

As a volunteer I look forward to going to work every time.

Who wants to be a volunteer? I DO!!

Thank you so much John for your enthusiasm and dedication!

If you’re interested in volunteering with Style Acre, take a read of our volunteering page and get in touch! We’d love to welcome you to the Style Acre family.

National Walking Month – why we love walking & wheeling

Walking and wheeling at Style Acre

As part of our Ways to Wellness programme, we’re encouraging people to get moving year round. At our community hubs, people we support are really happy to be back walking together following covid restrictions easing. People we support can take part in walk leader training so that they can lead walking groups. They’ve also been completing walking sheets, to help compile a book of accessible walking routes.

If you’re interested in getting involved with walking at Style Acre or with our Ways to Wellness programme, contact Anita Powell, Ways to Wellness Coordinator.