Vicki’s volunteering story


Vicki has been volunteering at our Acorns charity shop in Kidderminster since March this year. Her son Josh has Duchenne 
Muscular Dystrophy and was cared for at Acorns for the Three Counties until he was 18, he now attends a college in Cheltenham.

Vicki talked to us about the time she and Josh spent at the hospice “He absolutely loved Acorns, especially the water. I didn’t warn the staff how much he loves water so they got absolutely soaked! I sat on the side once and watched him in the pool. They were throwing things in and he would dive down to pick them up, you couldn’t tell that his legs didn’t work on land, he’s like a water baby. You put him in water and he will swim like a fish.

“They really looked after me and Josh when I wasn’t very well. They’re so reliable and trustworthy, all the staff know exactly what they’re doing so you can just relax and look after yourself.”

We asked Vicki what she enjoys about volunteering “I like it that much I can’t wait to come in. It’s so bright and colourful, the managers are lovely and caring and they really look after you.”

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