Alison worked as a Fundraising Manager at Cancer Research UK for many years and when she found herself with some spare time she decided that she wanted to stay busy but also wanted to give back.

"I was keen to support a charity that I felt extremely passionate about and remembered my previous visit to Richard House. The cause, their strong values and ethos of this organisation had stuck with me over the years and after reading through their website I decided that this was the charity I would like to get more involved with and support on a long term basis."

Alison has now been volunteering with us, one day a week on reception for three years. She said ‘I have so many fond memories but seeing children smiling and enjoying themselves in a safe fun environment over the past years and families looking relaxed together at our family activity days just means everything’.

When asked if she would recommend it she said ‘Oh absolutely, all the receptionists at Richard House are volunteers and I think the role is great for friendly, welcoming and self-motivated individuals looking to enjoy being part of a larger team. Richard House is a very special place so I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to volunteer here, and work alongside such dedicated amazing staff’.

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