A CHARITY volunteer who has given her time to the Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus for almost 10 years has been presented with a certificate of appreciation.
Jane Barr started as a volunteer for SASBAH’s Buddy Scheme, which enables disabled people who find it difficult to get out and about, to take advantage of what’s going on locally in the company of a volunteer buddy.
She later started helping at the Residential Breaks which SASBAH provides to give members a variety of fun weekends and holidays away, and respite for their parents and carers.
For the past two years, Jane’s love of walking and outdoor activities has been put to good use helping young people at SASBAH to train for and achieve the expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Jane said, “The young people learn and achieve so much and it is great to see their confidence and skills developing. DofE is a wonderful way to learn so many skills whist having fun – each weekend is such an adventure.”
Jane was presented with her certificate by the general manager at SASBAH Rom Sanglaji as part of National Volunteers’ Week which is an annual campaign to celebrate the contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK.