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Epilepsy Society says huge thank you to local volunteers

This week Epilepsy Society is celebrating the team of 40 plus volunteers who regularly support and enrich the lives of the residents at our centre in Chalfont St Peter.

Volunteers Week runs from 1st-7th June and our volunteer co-ordinator, Timothy Wright, recognised the amazing work of people in the local community in a celebratory event on Friday 2nd June.

A special award went to Ann Chapman for her help running and organising church services, to Anne Cameron for all her hard work and dedication in the coffee shop, Emma Huggett for her fantastic placement in Russell House running a jewellery group and Ellie Ludlow for her dedication to vinyl and social club over the past year. All recipients received special thanks and some flowers.

Tim explains the impact of volunteering at Epilepsy Society: 'Volunteers Week' is a time to celebrate the amazing people who give their time and energy to help make a difference to people's lives with epilepsy. Volunteers are able to build friendships with residents which brings them closer to the community. We're always in need of more volunteers so if you have time, you could make a really positive impact on the life of someone who needs it.'

Volunteering opportunities at Epilepsy Society include supporting residents with epilepsy and other associated disabilities. The team, ranging from 16-80 years old,  take part in social activities with residents including playing games, shopping trips, sporting activities, art therapy, music, befriending opportunities, activity support, working in the centre’s coffee shop and providing support on our specialist helpline.

Find out more about our volunteering opportunities.

For more information, call Timothy Wright, volunteer and project co-ordinator on 01494 601 377 for an informal chat, or email tim.wright@epilepsysociety.org.uk