Care home volunteers receive royal approval

Warde Aldam care home volunteers get royal approval.'L to R) Lorraine Taylor, Lynda Dunn, Becca Reaney and Sophie Jaques.'h310a305
Warde Aldam care home volunteers get royal approval.'L to R) Lorraine Taylor, Lynda Dunn, Becca Reaney and Sophie Jaques.'h310a305

Volunteers from a nursing home in South Elmsall are among 4,000 from a care providing organisation who have received an award from the Queen.

To celebrate her Diamond Jubilee last year, the Queen has presented 60 organisations - one for each year she has been on the throne - with the Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award.

The volunteers from Warde Aldam, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall, are among the 4,000 from MHA, a non-profit provider of care homes, housing and support services for the elderly, who have received the royal recognition.

Warde Aldam has a team of around 13 volunteers who provide services, such as gardening, as well as helping to looking after the 60 elderly residents of the care home.

Lynda Dunn, volunteer co-ordinator at Warde Aldam nursing home, said: “The volunteers are really good, they give their time, and they just come in and work really hard.

“This award gives them a bit of recognition. “I’m really proud of them. They do a brilliant job.

Mrs Dunn added: “They’re marvellous with the residents. The residents really appreciate the time given to them by the volunteers.”

Other organisations which have received a Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award, include Age UK, Guide Dogs For The Blind, and Make a Wish Foundation UK.

Mrs Dunn said: “ If anybody over 16 is interested in becoming a volunteer they can come and have a chat with me to see if it is for them .”

“Its really nice for the residents to have a visitor if family can’t get in. Its nice to have somebody who will be able to sit with the residents.”

For information on volunteering at Warde Aldam contact Lynda Dunn on 01977 643697 or home.wse@mha.org.uk.