I Volunteer: Mandy Lawrence

My first guest blogger for the final day of Volunteers Week is Mandy. Mandy has Gastroparesis and although she initially struggled with how her diagnosis had changed her life, she eventually realised she had a “new normal”, and part of this this new normal is the voluntary work she does with Devon & Cornwall Police. […]

I Volunteer: Mimi Cook

Today’s guest blogger is Mimi. Mimi is 24 and received a heart transplant when she was 18 months old. She has since become involved with Live Life Give Life as an organ donation advocate, as well as volunteering as a Brownie leader with Girlguiding UK. I was born with dilated cardiomyopathy (which is a condition […]

I Volunteer: Fez Awan

Today’s guest blogger is Fez. Fez is currently on nocturnal haemodialysis awaiting his third kidney transplant. Fez is actively involved in a variety of voluntary activities, related to both his medical circumstances and his youth worker qualification. He can be found on Twitter @Fezy. As my second year of university was coming to a close […]

I Volunteer: Christy Millar

Today’s guest blogger is Christy. She describes herself as “33, married with a dog”. Christy¬†blogs about her life post-transplant at The Adventures of Betty the Kidney, and she can be found on Twitter at @ChristyMillarUK. I have been a CKD patient for twelve years now, and I have blogged for nine of those years. I […]

I Volunteer: Brett Dowds

Today Brett is my guest blogger. He’s a Scottish guy in Wales and is an amazing example of what can grow out of volunteering, because he managed to get a job as a result of his experience! You can follow him on Twitter @Brettnay69. My voluntary work started with me being part of young adults […]