A little while ago we heard from Bertram‘s Michelle Ward about her fundraising and awareness raising activities for Heartline and the pulse oximetry test. And there’s more! Today, she tells us about her work with her local Rainbow unit as part of our series of Volunteer Case Studies.
I am volunteering at the 6th Norwich Rainbow group which opened in February 2013 and is for girls aged 5-7 years old. This group was opened as the other Rainbow unit was full and had a long waiting list. We currently have 10 girls in the unit and 3 adult volunteers.
The reason I got involved is I went through Brownies, Guides, Young Leaders and then a Leader, but decided to give up when I had my son. My friend decided to open up the Rainbow unit and I offered to help her run it.
While I am at the unit we run activities for the girls like cooking, crafts, games and a lot more. It is nice to see the girls come to meetings and enjoy taking part in all the activities.
Thanks Michelle – it’s amazing you can find the time for this in addition to everything else you’re doing. It’s most inspirational 🙂