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Service User's Stories

Steven Cherry – My story

Below is a piece written by Steven Cherry; Steve has been accessing Maggs day centre now for a couple of years due to various issues he needed support with which he highlights below. Since then Steve has gone on to achieve wonderful things and has started working on a new business venture which he decided, he wanted to share with all of you. Please take the time to read, look at his work and share his…
10th November 2016

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

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. As part of the above award, Mel Kirk (Manager) and Sue Osborne (Vice Chair) attended a garden party at Buckingham palace on Tuesday 24th May 2016. We caught…
14th June 2016