Jenny’s Story

7 June 2015

JENNY BROWN knittnat2(1)When it comes to volunteering Jenny Brown lives life in the fast lane.  Her volunteering career started 25 years ago when her daughter left home for University. Despite working full time, Jenny started working weekends in a local hospice shop just a short distance away from her home.  She has never looked back.

Now working as a full time volunteer, Jenny supports many charities.  She chairs a local community care group, is a Trustee for a community centre, supports Citizens Advice Bureau, Broomfield Burns Unit and CVS craft group. She continues to raise valuable funds for the local hospice that first inspired her 25 years ago.

Having gained a lot personally from volunteering Jenny said:  “It is really rewarding.  Volunteering gives me lots of satisfaction and it’s great for keeping the mind active.”

“I have made numerous friends from all walks of life by volunteering and it gives me a warm feeling knowing that I am doing something that is really appreciated after all, without volunteers charities would have to use valuable funds to resource them.”

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  1. Jayne Pound says:

    What a wonderful, caring lady. I have the pleasure of being able to say Jenny is a friend of mine and has been for many years. I have never met such an exceptional person who has so willingly given her time and support so many worthwhile causes. Thank you Jenny and the many other thousands of volunteers. Where would we be without you.

  2. Chelmford Volunteer Centre says:

    That’s our Jenny a great Ambassador for volunteering

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