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Volunteering

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…
Nikki
8th September 2016
Service User's Stories

The tour of the Guildhall by Aide Fulcher

Maggs had received an invitation from the Mayor of Worcester to have a guided tour and visit the cells underneath the Guildhall. I was expecting to be bored as I don’t usually do day trips but the Mayor had a laugh with me and was a normal bloke who was down to earth and made me feel comfortable. We were greeted in the Mayor’s office, where we sat down and were told what the job…
Nikki
29th August 2016
Volunteering

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…
Nikki
7th August 2016
Service User's Stories

Poetry and creative writing by service users

Many of the service users who access Maggs Day Centre use the activity centre to gain news skills, make new friends and to fill the time they have with something positive. Some of the activities we provide are, art and cooking - after a set amount of cooking sessions service users then get given the opportunity to take a food hygiene course! This provides them with employment skills that are fundamental to finding a job.…
Nikki
26th July 2016
Volunteering

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…
Nikki
7th July 2016