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For Volunteers’ Week 2017, we’re profiling some of our volunteers across the UK.
Volunteer role: Media Volunteer
Years spent volunteering for Changing Faces: 18 years
Location: Heacham, Norfolk.
Why did you start volunteering for Changing Faces? Because I felt that people needed to know that were all the same regardless of any disfigurement. We have as much right as the next person.
What is your favourite thing about volunteering for Changing Faces? I just like being involved with this worthy cause, it gives me such a wonderful feeling of achievement especially knowing that it encourages others to come forward and lead normal lives.
What three words would you use to describe a typical day spent volunteering for Changing Faces? Challenging, rewarding and inspirational.
Who inspires you? My biggest inspiration has always been James Partridge without a doubt. When I first saw him talking on the TV, I thought to myself what a wonderful man, a person who carries his head high. Once seeing him do this I felt I could do the same.
If you could be a fictional hero for the day, who would it be? Bugs Bunny so that I could give everybody a good laugh every day!
What five items would you take to a desert island with you? My iPad, I can’t do without it. An ice bucket with ice of course (ready for my next item). A good quality bottle of Prosecco. A book “A 1001 things to do on a desert island”. A hammock so I can lay back, enjoy the sunshine, read the book I bought with me sipping my cool Prosecco listening to the music on my iPad.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a jockey (excuse the pun but I’m a bit short so never grew up) but because of my disabilities this was out of the question.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would dearly love to be a graphic designer. I have never done anything like this myself but the times I’ve needed someone to design a book cover for myself, I wish I’d learned this fantastic skill.
What song best describes you? Don’t stop me now. Queen
What is your life motto? My dad always said to me as a young man “If you can’t do anybody any good, don’t do them any harm”.