Drongan Health Initiative
Liam – I’ve been volunteering for 2 years and Sean has been doing it for 4 years.
Sean – I think it’s really good to meet people in the older generation and take time to know them better. We deliver the fruit and veg to a Care Home up the road and to 4 or 5 couples
Someone collects the orders for fruit and veg on Wednesdays – although in the winter it can also be things like a newspaper and hair dye! Rosalie makes up the orders and on Saturday we deliver them. We get to keep the bikes during the week and we come down to the centre to hook up the trailers. We’re hoping to branch out and deliver to people who are just out of hospital and things like that in the future. The customers often comment about how it’s a good price and good quality.
Liam – it’s good when you bump into the older people on the street because they know you and will stop and chat
Sean – it keeps us fit as well and gives us something to do. I’ve been quite surprised getting to know old people as before I did this I saw them as people who just shouted at you for kicking a ball or something, I think they also saw young people as stereotypes, like we were all bad, so it’s good to get to know them for that reason.
Liam – some of them have got know relations so they look forward to seeing us when we visit and we using have a chat about how they’re doing, what they’ve seen on the telly, or what soup they’re going to make with the veg!
Sean – I’d recommend volunteering to anybody
Liam – It’s good fun