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Volunteer Spotlight - Barbara Robertson

A veteran volunteer at the Christchurch House, Barbara Robertson shares what keeps her coming back.

I started volunteering at the House in 2004. Back then I was working at a school and would come on Fridays for a couple of hours. I retired not long after and Friday afternoons at the House became my new ‘job’ and my new gym regime – I walk all over the House so it keeps me fit. I love helping out with the housekeeping, I’ve done lots of things over the years but housekeeping is my thing. Sometimes Leanne and I will make up a room, stand back and admire our work. It’s really satisfying.

There is a special feeling at the House and over the years this has never changed. I feel the warmth, the care and support for the families when I’m there and I like being able to help people at a time when they need it most.

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