“I have been volunteering for Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire for around one year and not only have I had the privilege of meeting a great number of people from all walks of life, I have learnt a great deal. Personally, I have enjoyed being useful and able to work as part of a team, plus enjoying job satisfaction.
“I have gone to places in Central Beds I probably would never have known of. The involvement has forced me to widen my horizons, in turn helping me to understand more of people and the world, so important when one has past state pension age. Finally, the thanks and appreciation I have been given for my volunteering by the organisers has been so heart-warming.”