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Tag: Volunteering

Touching Hearts, Changing Lives

Marie Nicholsby, Reading graduate and founder of Alkionides UK – a life-changing charity that supports Cypriot citizens undergoing critical medical treatment in the UK – talks to CONNECTED about what inspired her to set...

A Lifetime’s Dedication

Reading graduate and Cruse Bereavement Care volunteer, Peter Norman, shares with CONNECTED his admiration for how the charity has supported people during the pandemic – at a time when their services are needed now more...

Supporting The Vulnerable

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the charity sector’s ability to operate. However, at the same time, charities have experienced an increase in demand due to the impact of the pandemic on the vulnerable...

Tackling The Taboo

Reading graduate, Neil Peters, speaks to CONNECTED about how his experiences in transport planning and the charity sector inspired him to take a leap of faith, and set up his own business – Nuthatch Consultants – to...

Stepping Up To The Frontline

CONNECTED speaks to Jen Tyldesley, fourth-year speech and language therapy student at Reading, to find out how she put her own worries aside to volunteer on the frontline during the pandemic. Jen applied to the...

Poetry For Social Justice

Reading graduate Hilary Withey’s dedication to helping people is evident to see through both her career in social work, and her voluntary role with Amnesty International. Hilary speaks to CONNECTED to share her journey...

Changing Attitudes

Inspirational psychologist and Reading graduate, Dr Janet Carr OBE, passed away at the age of 92 in March 2020. Her study on people with Down’s Syndrome was the world’s longest-running research project on this subject –...

The Small Things

During the global pandemic, the kindness of neighbours and communities have shone through brightly. CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate, Marian Wernham, to find out how her acts of kindness have helped others during...

A Two-Way Street

Volunteers have been crucial in helping many people through the challenges caused by COVID-19. One volunteer – Matthew Gooch – tells CONNECTED why he believes volunteering is a two-way street and what impact the...

COVID-19: Improving Instructions

Thank you for supporting research into the effectiveness of self-administered COVID-19 antibody testing. Your generosity is enabling us to determine the safest and most accurate format for self-administered diagnostic...