The success of Harrow Mencap’s Community Fundraising has been largely due to our amazing volunteers. We are grateful for the time they give, anything from 1 hour to several days a week. Many volunteers tell us how volunteering for Harrow Mencap has changed their lives.

Here’s David’s story:

I started as a volunteer on 23rd May 2014, I found out about it from another volunteer Bill, he introduced me to Jeremy.

Since then David has become an integral part of the team and now also works part time as a Fundraising Assistant, he says:   

I help out with the collections, go round to pubs and restaurants to ask if we can sell raffle tickets.

(David out collecting and engaging in community activities)

David used to work for Sainsbury's, but had to finish work due to ill health, David says:

I would be bored at home if I didn't volunteer for Harrow Mencap, it gets me out of the house more, I meet new people and have made lots of new friends.

David regularly goes on holiday now with Jeremy and the friends he has made on the Fundraising Team. David has made a huge contribution and has single-handedly created new partnerships with businesses in Hillingdon.

We are also proud to have celebrated David's 60th birthday with him.

When asked what he would tell people thinking about becoming a volunteer, David says:

It’s really good if you can spare a couple of hours, you’ll meet lots of new people. Harrow Mencap are the best as we work together with people with learning disabilities.