An award winning volunteering scheme is helping to support North Wales patients in the run up to Christmas.
Over 150 Ward Robins regularly volunteer in hospitals across North Wales. The Robins provide company for patients and their relatives. They help out by preparing drinks, offering a reading and writing service, and being a hand to hold during minor eye operations.
The costs associated with running the scheme, including recruitment, training, volunteer expenses and uniforms are funded through North Wales’ NHS Charity, Awyr Las.
Awarded best UK befriending project in 2010 by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation, the Robins gift over 30,000 hours to patients in North Wales every year.
Val Comerford, who volunteers on the Glaslyn Care of the Elderly Ward in Ysbyty Gwynedd, is one of the many Robins who are supporting patients in the run up to Christmas. She said:
“I volunteer because I really enjoy helping others and it’s nice to feel part of such a good team.”
If you would like to learn more about how you can become a Robin, please contact Rhian on 01248 385033