Name: Pat, NEWSAR Supporter
How long have you been in the team?
I joined as a Supporter approximately 10 years ago, when the team invited potential supporters to attend a meeting at base.
What made you volunteer?
I am part of some walking groups who have needed assistance from MR, including a rescue of a friend with heart problems and decided to repay the debt.
What do you enjoy about volunteering?
I enjoy the friendship, attending country fairs, etc. and feeling that I am doing something worthwhile.
Anything else you want to say?
I hope I have helped to take some of the strain off the team members by helping to man the stall, manning the kitchen, rattling a bucket etc.
Editors note: Pat is a fantastic supporter who has been with us for so many years. She has been out in all weathers on street collections and made countless cups of tea for fell runners etc. We couldn’t function without support like this. See the link for how you can Support NEWSAR.