Steve Hasson – Milton Keynes

Steve Hasson: Volunteer, Milton Keynes Hi, I’m Steve I have a lifelong passion for music rooted in the English folk tradition. The opportunity to let creative arts flourish is what really inspired me to become a volunteer. I volunteer because sharing my professional expertise and financial good fortune sits at the heart of what defines […]

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Manjula Koria – Milton Keynes

Manjula Koria: Volunteer, Milton Keynes Hi, I’m Manjula My passion is helping others, which led me to become a volunteer, both in the UK and overseas. I have worked in many roles as a volunteer including a role as a child and adult playwork specialist, accompanying medical teams on missions abroad where we reached out […]

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Shobhna Padhiar – Milton Keynes

Shobhna Padhiar: Volunteer, Milton Keynes Hi, I’m Shobhna I am now retired following a career in financial services for 40-years.  I am now the assistant secretary for MKHA Community Centre, which brings me a lot of joy. It’s wonderful to know that my experiences allow me to give back to the community in this way. […]

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Lynsey Marriott – Milton Keynes

Lynsey Marriott: Transport/Deliver Driver/Post Office Worker/Shop/Retail, Milton Keynes Hi, I’m Lynsey Knowing that I can make people’s lives that little bit easier is what truly inspires me.  As the Community Champion at Morrisons, I am very proud of our unsold food programme where we are able to support food banks, schools, community groups and community […]

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Janet Smith – Thurrock

Janet Smith: Education, Thurrock   Hi, I’m Janet, My career as a Lollipop Person started when I was learning to read at the local library. From an early age, I suffered from learning challenges that hindered my confidence, so entering the library as an adult, I was a bit apprehensive. The staff and volunteers were […]

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Russ Calver – Thurrock

Russ Calver: Port Staff and Operations Worker, Thurrock Hi, I’m Russ, When you work at the Port of Tilbury, no two days are ever the same. I currently manage the cruise terminal and operations, as well as the off-dock container storage yard. The most inspiring part about my role is the team ethos as it […]

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Kevin Sadler- Thurrock

Kevin Sadler: Education, Thurrock   Hi, I’m Kevin, Music is my passion, so teaching was the ideal vehicle to spread that love of music. I started my teaching career 40-years ago in Brentwood and after working in several Essex schools and becoming Music Advisor for Harrow, I became the Head Teacher at Passmore School in […]

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Valerie Muzelenga – Thurrock

Valerie Muzelenga: NHS and Care Workers, Thurrock     Hi, I’m Valerie, I am a nurse and it’s such a rewarding job that can take you across the whole world. I cross paths with lots of different people; I love learning about them and their individual cultures.  Originally I’m from Zambia but I moved to […]

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Vicky Van Vynck – Thurrock

Vicky Van Vynck: NHS and Care Workers, Thurrock     Hi, I’m Vicky, I am a personal assistant and carer for people with learning or physical disabilities as well as older people requiring support in the Thurrock community. I work in community facilities or in people’s homes, helping to provide support towards independence and interdependence […]

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Mark Gibson – Thurrock

Mark Gibson: Volunteer, Thurrock   Hi, I’m Mark, I worked for the Ford Motor Company for 35 years before changing my career in 2019 to become the Purfleet Hub Coordinator. When Coronavirus hit, I supported the Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action Team with local requests for help with assistance from volunteers. In 2020, I heard that […]

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