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Rainbow Hub invites residents to coffee morning after thanking ‘small army of volunteers’

Posted on - 10th June, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, People, Preston News, South Ribble News
Claire Torr and Pam Bohringer

A local charity has thanked its ‘small army’ of volunteers and invited residents to a coffee morning in June.

Rainbow Hub in Mawdesley near Ormskirk has thanked its volunteers, who help them as the nation celebrates National Volunteers Week at the beginning of June.

The charity is holding a Volunteers Coffee Morning on 30 June 2022, from 10am to 12noon, to welcome prospective volunteers and recruit receptionists and nursery assistants.

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Claire Torr from Aughton, Ormskirk, is a nursery assistant one day a week but helps out when needed.

Claire said: “Volunteering at Rainbow Hub and seeing such amazing and inspirational little gems is a joy.

“It enriches my life so much more, and I feel as though I have been prescribed the best tonic ever. I absolutely love working here, and the staff are all wonderful, caring people.

“Rainbow Hub is an asset to the area.”

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She plays with the children, helps with their lunches and said she is glad she found the charity through her sister in law, who did massage sessions for the parents.

Rainbow Hub’s volunteers span all ages and backgrounds and carry out an extensive range of jobs.

They include helping keep the grounds tidy, assisting at events, helping with fundraising and office administration, wrapping Christmas presents, putting up decorations and helping staff who support children and young people with physical and neurological disabilities.

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But they still need people to help at their reception areas and greet families and visitors in their nursery.

Pam Bohringer from Clayton le Woods has been a receptionist at Rainbow Hub for four years, joining after she left BAE systems.

Pam works one day a week greeting parents, children and visitors, accepting deliveries and keeping the reception area tidy, together with some computer work involving spreadsheets and data capture.

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She also helps out at events such as family fun and fundraising days.

Pam said it gives her a purpose, and she loves the interaction and working with young people.

She said the staff are ‘wonderful’, and Volunteer Co-ordinator Tracy Daglish makes sure that the volunteers are well looked after.

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For more information, contact Tracy Daglish on 017404 823276 or email t.daglish@rainbowhub.org

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