Susan McLeod won an award at the recent Back Up Ball in recognition of her voluntary work as a nurse on our courses. “It's not very often that we get thanks or recognition in the NHS for the work we do and receiving this award means so much to me. It just made me realise how much I love the job I do and how much I love and enjoy volunteering for Back Up.”
Back Up would simply not be able to run it’s courses without people like Susan, so we would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you to all those who have volunteered as part of a care team on a course this year.
We are now recruiting nurses and personal assistants for our youth and adult courses in 2013 and would love to hear from anyone who thinks they have the skills, experience and enthusiasm for the role.
Susan says, “It's not only the participants that gain from the courses. I feel I'm a much better nurse and person after volunteering;. I have learned so much more about people with spinal injures that I would never have done just being on the ward. I’ve also made so many friends that I know I will be in contact with for years.”
If you’ve been inspired by Susan, then find out how you too could volunteer to be a nurse or personal assistant on a course.