“I didn’t know the Rainbow Centre until early this year when I was referred to them to help me with my bereavement. They were kind and sympathetic – it had only been a couple of months since I had lost my partner. I was lost, didn’t want to stay at home and would drive off most days to different places and sit for hours.
During one of our discussions, I learned about their volunteer services and I asked if I could be considered in a driving role, after all that is what I found myself doing most days. I was happy to join the Rainbow volunteers, it has helped me and has given me a purpose, something to plan for and a sense of achievement. I feel part of a team who do valuable community services”.