Alicia is one of our retail volunteers, and has been volunteering at our Rhiwbina shop in Cardiff for about 18 months.
"I’ve volunteered at my local Tenovus Cancer Care shop for about 18 months now. I decided to choose this cancer charity above any others, because they were the only one that helped me through a very difficult time. I lost my sister in 2009, then a year later I lost my husband. No other charity was able to offer me help, as I wasn't the one who’d had cancer.
"I first got to know this amazing charity through a coffee morning arranged by a Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care Group. It was through that, that I made lots of new friends, and became a volunteer.
"I enjoy coming in every week to the shop. It’s a lovely place to volunteer, the people here are absolutely wonderful! It gives me a purpose, a reason to get up in the morning. It’s really fun and we’re always laughing – even though it can be quite tough!
"Many of the volunteers here have been affected by cancer, so there are some darker days - but we help each other out, and support each other. Nobody ever leaves their shift feeling down! I am so fortunate to work with some wonderful people."
If you'd like to find out more about volunteering email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 029 2076 8850.
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