National Volunteers' Week

Mags Elliot

During National Volunteers Week we are celebrating all volunteers across the country who go above and beyond, not just during the current coronavirus pandemic but throughout the year. We’ve even found key workers who are currently volunteering in their spare time. One such worker is Mags Elliot. Mags volunteers with Tynewater Mutual Aid Network, which has been set up specifically to support people during the Covid 19 outbreak. However, Mags, who is a retired community psychiatric nurse, recently started part-time paid work as a support worker with homeless people. So as well as, among other duties, delivering free school meals to children at home, she’s also supporting our most vulnerable. She says she’s certainly not looking for thanks as being able to help is reward enough.