I am taking part in YEAABA.org Big Dook on 1Jan20 for Royal Voluntary Service because I'm a volunteer for RVS and appreciate their cause.
I recently became a volunteer for the Dundee Home From Hospital Service at RVS and also for East Fife Community Transport, the former because I swim at the Olympia, Leisure and Culture Dundee, most days, and the latter because I live in the area.
And when I noticed the leaflet from YEAABA (Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association) promoting the Big Dook on New Year's Day, at the Olympia reception, I decided to take the plunge and go for it! A fellow swimmer who also volunteers with RVS suggested that I do it for the charity. Good idea! So here I am fundraising for the first time on Just Giving.
I've put £100 as a target and will be grateful for any donations given to this worthwhile cause. I used to work with WRVS in Kirkcaldy, 20 years ago, as a Youth Project Manager, recruiting and training young people in the Buckhaven and Rosyth areas to help the elderly in their homes, a joint project with Fife Council. Now that I'm an older person (67) I look forward to helping others through the RVS services in the Dundee and Fife areas.
"In every corner of Britain, Royal Voluntary Service mobilises volunteers to support those in need, in hospital and in the community. Their volunteers work at scale in the NHS, freeing up NHS staff to dedicate more time to patient care, and within communities to give practical help and support to people as they age. Whether it's helping someone who has recently returned home or taking someone to do a bit of shopping; its the little things in life that really can make all the difference to the lives of so many older people."
I am thinking to dress up as Tarzan's Granny! Fur fabric on top of a wetsuit ....
|selfie taken on Perth Road, Dundee, 6Nov19|