As long ago as 1996, whilst attending an AGM in my Branch, I was introduced to CWUHA and the love affair began there. It has been one of the easiest decisions of my life to get involved with the Charity back then and continues to be right up there. As a ‘veteran’ of many aid convoys to various countries, a fantastic feeling washes over you that we are making a difference to someone’s lives, however small that may be. That feeling once experienced, never leaves you, ever.
To be in a position to just help somebody less fortunate than yourself is a very privileged one and thanks of course goes to my employers over the years, Royal Mail and CWU for allowing that to happen. Thanks of course to CWUHA for allowing me to continue to be involved from time to time – latterly by helping a local cause in my home town of Preston. A £500 donation to a fantastic local cause ‘ Amalie’s Warriors’ that are raising funds for a little girl who is battling a rare form of cancer, says loads about the charity, supporting those who support them is a massive gesture and proves to the doubters that they are here to support causes at home as well.
If ever you get the chance to volunteer, go for it, you will never be sorry. The friends you will make along the way last a lifetime and the memories will enrich you as a person, take my word for it’
Go ahead, make someone’s day – get involved