Annie Pope volunteers for Riding For The Disabled. As a side-walker, Annie provides instruction to tasks and ensures the safety of the children. As well as setting up poles for activities she helps with the clearing up which includes the picking up of poop!
‘I started out driving the mini bus for children attending from Bel Royal School. When I retired, I just kept on going because I liked it so much!
‘I’ve worked with children all my life, and now, volunteering not only keeps me active and out in the open air but brings me the same joy and satisfaction that came with my job - especially if they have little communication but find smiles when they are with me.’
‘Volunteering brings out my best side; come rain or shine I will still go out and enjoy it. And if you are thinking of volunteering … you don’t need special skills or have to be young in order to help people. You can learn new skills and age is not a barrier.’
“Do it! Do it! It’s what makes the world go round!”