Three of our brilliant volunteers were nominees for the annual volunteering award by the London School of Economics Careers’ Volunteer Centre at a ceremony last week.
All three were nominated by our volunteer organiser, Emmanuel Michael, for outstanding achievement in helping families.
Morgan Burley has been volunteering for our organisation and providing emotional and practical support to a young boy, now aged 14, since July 2014.
The young person has disabilities, suffering from language and speech delay and as well as DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder / Dyspraxia). The disabilities have had a major effect on his day to day life.
Since Morgan was introduced to this young man, his life has markedly changed for the better.
Academic progress has been noted by his teacher and parents. He has grown in confidence and is now able to take part in a sports and activities.
At home he has become more independent and is gradually starting to perform simple tasks which he used to find highly challenging.
Sabrina Rebrab has been providing emotional and practical support to a six year old girl with epilepsy since February 2014. The little girl’s father is a widower, as her mother passed away in June 2013 when the little girl was 4.
The child had been going through difficulties arising from her mother’s death, as well as poor health, family dispute and poverty.
Sabrina has been a positive role model in her life.
Since Sabrina’s involvement the little girl has started to show signs of happiness. She has became more sociable and started to make friends. Her relationship with her relatives has improved.
Alexander Todd has been supporting a refugee single mother and her two sons aged 16 and 12 years, with emotional and practical support, for the past 9 months.
Since he became involved, their lives have dramatically improved, as Alexander provides much needed educational, emotional and practical support to the whole family. The family are very grateful for his tireless help.
The Volunteer Centre received 29 nominations for Volunteer of the Year.
Read inspiring volunteers’ stories at 2014-15 LSE Volunteers brochure.
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