Good News Stories - From a Learner's Perspective - Lesley04-May-2020
When presented with a ‘problem’ our learners have always more than risen to the challenge! Recognising others in this time of need, a group in Amlwch decided to do something to help, and doing so highlighted that returning to course-learned-skills is a great way of unwinding. This is their story so far as told by our patchwork learner, Lesley.
“When the guidance was given for people in vulnerable groups to self-isolate, it was clear that for some, particularly those without family support, this would present particular problems when it came to day-to-day living.
“A group of 4 of us met and as a result the Seiriol Good Turn Scheme was launched, coordinating over 100 volunteers to deliver shopping and prescription medication to local residents who are self isolating. Volunteers also deliver meals provided by a local hotel, walk dogs, post letters, and some provide regular telephone contact to the isolated or anxious. I have been one of 3 call handlers for the scheme, answering the phone from 8.00am- 6.00pm, taking requests for help and allocating volunteers to ‘good turns’.
“Some of the stories on the telephone are hard to hear and it has been a welcome relief, at the end of each day, to switch off and relax by spending time sewing, using skills developed through the patchwork course in Amlwch I have been following.”
From all of us here to Lesley and others like Lesley, we say a big ‘Thank you’. The work you are doing is much needed and our communities are all the better for it. Keep up the fantastic work!
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