Knit and Knatter

There’s an exciting new buzz at Worcester Wheels.  A new ‘knit and knatter’ craft club started on the second Tuesday of each month from 10am to 2pm.  Light refreshments are provided with options to bring a packed lunch.

On 13th February we welcomed our first gentleman.  After a brief welcome and ‘limber up’ with a holistic hand massage using pure essential oils, we enjoyed getting to know each other whilst making a fun card for a friend or valentine.  Everyone decided they wanted twice the fun and so our meetings will now be every second and fourth Tuesday, we have all booked up for the 13th & 27th March and 10th &24th April.

If you are interested in joining us on any of these dates please ring Worcester Wheels on 01905 450654

 

A Few Words from one of our Volunteers

Linda McCall – Worcester Wheels

I retired last year, after a long career in nursing. My heart always used to go out to elderly patients who didn’t have any visitors -so I decided to do something positive to help elderly people feel less isolated.

So earlier this year, I applied for the voluntary role of Passenger Assistant at Worcester Wheels, and have loved it from the word ‘go!’

We offer transport to Worcester residents who find it difficult or impossible to use other means to get out and about. They use our transport for social appointments as well as trips to the hospital, hairdressers and dentists. Worcester Wheels charges £6 for a return trip, anywhere within the city of Worcester boundaries.

I now work two days a week with Worcester Wheels, from 8.45am to 4.00pm. I assist passengers or work in the office, taking bookings over the phone.

About 35 volunteers work with Worcester Wheels in total, in a variety of roles. We are always looking for more people to help! You get full training on health and safety – including what to do if someone is taken ill on a journey.

Volunteering makes my day
Why am I doing this? I feel as though I’m giving something back. I love being with people; my job was very absorbing and I found it difficult to switch off after I retired.
I’ve picked up people who tell me they haven’t left the house for a fortnight – some of our clients are over 90. They are always so grateful for your help, and we really do have fun with them!
It’s an amazing feeling when someone tells you that you’ve made their day. But the way I see it, it’s the people I help who’ve made my day!
To find out more about Worcester Wheels or to volunteer, go to www.worcesterwheels.org.uk or call 01905 450654