As part of volunteer week, we spoke to Jonathan, Marketing Manager for Conscious Solutions, on what it was like volunteering for Gympanzees for the first time at our Easter Pop Up.
I was stationed on the welcome committee, which meant welcoming families in, getting them signed in and ready to get stuck into the facilities. I was really moved seeing the patience and care that parents, siblings, staff and carers had for those with disabilities.
It was also really special speaking to parents and carers about how much the kids loved the different experiences at Gympanzees. Along with some high fives, door openings, and filling out some forms it was a day that really bought me way more joy than I could have expected.
The gratitude of the kids and parents made it impossible not to enjoy yourself.
It’s time families had access to a purpose-built facility that is specifically designed to meet their play, exercise and social needs.
We need your help to raise £2.2million which will secure us a building and fill it with specialist rooms and amazing inclusive sensory and exercise equipment.