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Service User's Stories

My Story – Tony

Tony has been using Maggs day centre for many years and has also volunteered at the clothing project for eight of those. Tony volunteers every Monday and Thursday, he helps unload the donations and will assist those who come into the project. Tony said he really enjoys the work, helping people is good although sometimes he does find it challenging. Tony first started using Maggs day centre for the social aspect and for meals but…
2nd February 2017

Hadrian’s wall team surpasses pervious staff fundraising total

An intrepid team of University of Worcester staff has topped previous fundraising efforts with their walk along an iconic British landmark. The Hadrian’s Wall Walk last month, which saw trekkers cover the 85-mile distance from Segedunum, near Newcastle, to Bowness-on-Solway, to the west of Carlisle in just over 72 hours, has raised a total of £6,200. This surpasses funds raised by staff, who completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 2014. A team climbed Britain’s three…
8th September 2016

My experience as a volunteer at Maggs

My Experience as a volunteer at Maggs;  When I first walked into Maggs I was not really sure what my expectations were. I had done some volunteering with the homeless in London, but this was very different. I think I thought it would be quite tough and a bit challenging.  I started as a volunteer and then started hosting my own art workshops. I love working at Maggs. Some things that particularly struck me while working…
7th August 2016

Volunteers Views of Maggs Day Centre by Toni Jackson

Being a volunteer at The Maggs Day Centre in Worcester is the most rewarding thing I have ever done.When I look at what the volunteers and staff provide, I see endless cups of tea and coffee and a place of comfort and safety. I have poured out hundreds of hot drinks and always take this opportunity to express a greeting of "hello and how are you" to each and every one of the users of…
7th July 2016
Staff's storiesVolunteering

Mel’s story

I have been working for Maggs for almost half of its existence; 13 years working at Maggs on June 23rd. So why did I get involved with Maggs? I started off volunteering for Maggs, twice a week to help out in the kitchen. I remember food then was very basic and Sunday dinner was soup and mashed potato and there were only 3 volunteers in total. The position of volunteer co-ordinator was being advertised when I…
16th May 2016