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Celebrating Jigsaw (South East) Volunteers – Meet Alyson Bowcott

Celebrating Jigsaw (South East) Volunteers – Meet Alyson Bowcott

“I lost my Mother when I was 10-years-old and there was no help or support for me or my sister,” says Alyson Bowcott, 54. “With Jigsaw, I feel very close to its cause and the positive impact it can have, as the effects of losing someone close to you when you’re a child are life changing.”Aly Bowcott

Public Relations manager, Alyson, has been volunteering for bereavement charity, Jigsaw (South East), for 18 months now as a fundraiser.

What do you get out of volunteering?

I like to help others and make a difference to a cause close to my heart.

What skills did you bring to the role?

Interpersonal, strong people skills, communication.

What skills have you learned?

Fundraising strategy.

What has volunteering taught you about yourself?

I realise my contributions are worthwhile.

What is the best part about being a volunteer?

Helping others and making a difference.

What is the worst thing about volunteering?

Nothing.

What advice would you give to a would-be volunteer? 

Make sure you can commit the time and that it is a cause you feel passionate about. It is a great way of helping and meeting new people, making new friends and making a real difference.

 

We thank Alyson and all our volunteers for the invaluable work they do. If  you are interested in working with us as a volunteer in fundraising, admin or with families, please contact Sarah Dodson by emailsarahdodson@jigsawsoutheast.org.uk.

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