Its Volunteers Week 2023, an annual campaign which runs from 1st to 7th June recognising and celebrating volunteers all across the UK for their contributions to their communities and society.
One of our current long-serving volunteers is the ever young Maggie Ingram.
Maggie has committed herself to volunteering for an entire decade, first helping out in September 2012 – when our charity had just turned 5 years old.
Since, Maggie hasn’t looked back or rather she’s been stuck like a magnet to an enthusiastic Andy whose passion just continues to inspire Maggie.
Come freezing cold, rain or shine, you will find Maggie as a regular on many of our stalls in the public from festive markets, the Harwell feast and of course very long days across several days in Tesco’s Didcot every November collecting toys and gifts for our annual ‘Sleigh2Give’ Christmas appeal. She also helps to set up at events and selling raffle tickets.
Maggie is just of our valued helpers, (and here at P2G we, including Andy as founder are all volunteers), who helps to make our charity so successful, and helps us in our work in making an enormous difference on the lives of others.
Maggie is always so proud of our charity and our incredible work we do in the community that she is a great ambassador at spreading the words amongst her network of friends, and the town, and she has a way with the public.
Maggie’s wonderful contribution was recognised when she was a Shortlisted Nominee for the “John Eldridge Award for Voluntary Service” in the Didcot Town Council Awards 2022, in tribute to her 10-years service to P2G.
Maggie you’ll also find often collecting for Macmillan Cancer Support and between October and November collecting for the RBL Poppy Appeal.
Is there no end to Maggie’s valuable contributions to the community and supporting these incredible causes?
Maggie was also one of our first ever shortlisted nominees for our “Angela Norris Play2Give Volunteer Award”, celebrated at our gala Hollywood Ball last March. Talking of which Maggie really embraced the theme of ‘Hollywood’ as she went above and beyond by coming dressed as a Pink Lady for our gala – which really showed true spirit and commitment.
Last week Mags joined us with along with the hospital charity staff and play specialists to celebrate Andy’s landmark £100k raised for the Oxford Children’s Hospital over the past 21 years.
So many fantastic pictures of Maggie in action on stalls and at our events, including supermarket collections, we are delighted to have her an enormous part of our team.
Maggie absolutely adores P2G, and it is clear from the pictures that she takes our charity to her hearts constantly championing all that we do, and her hard work and effort never goes unappreciated.
So once again join us in saying a huge thank you to Maggie and all of our wonderful volunteers, they are all superstars, and we think all of our volunteers are amazing #P2GHeroes
If you would like to become a volunteer for our charity please click here where you can learn more and fill in a quick and simple form to reach us.
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