The first week in June is an opportunity to thank our Mountbatten volunteers for their amazing contribution and support to those we care for.
This year is no different; whilst the coronavirus may mean our usual celebrations cannot take place, we still acknowledge and thank each and every one of our volunteers for their contributions right across the past year.
However, the coronavirus has affected the way many of our volunteers support our work. Some have been self-isolating and have not been able to return to their roles, whilst others have been able to continue their roles from home and over the phone.
Here are some of their stories.
As well as volunteering on our InPatient Unit, Denise continues to leave a roast dinner outside the house of a community patient she supports.
Ron Bowler has been using his organisational skills to coordinate the delivery of scrubs made by volunteers across the Island.
Valerie Cole is part of Mountbatten's Keep Connected 24/7 helpline, which provides a listening ear and friendly voice to anyone who needs it
Allen Saltmarsh is a fundraising volunteer and, during lockdown, he has been taking part in Walk the Wight Your Way.
Pam Kalaher is a bereavement support volunteer who has been able to extend her support by keeping in touch with people by phone.