Giv­ing some­thing back

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

Name/which or­gan­i­sa­tion are you in­volved with?: Jackie Poskitt. Age UK Cheshire East. How did you be­come a vol­un­teer?: I be­lieve in giv­ing some­thing back to the com­mu­nity and Age UK Cheshire East is close to my heart, and the fact that money is spent lo­cally is also im­por­tant to me. I have a huge re­spect for the el­derly and am glad to sup­port them in any pos­i­tive way I can. What do you en­joy most about your role there?: Meet­ing such a wide va­ri­ety of peo­ple and be­ing able to help make peo­ple happy. It has also ex­tended my so­cial cir­cle and I en­joy the friendly at­mos­phere. What has been your most mem­o­rable/ fun­ni­est mo­ment while you have been volunteering?: My most mem­o­rable mo­ment was be­ing pre­sented with flow­ers on my birth­day by the shop man­agers. What was your first job?: Tele­phon­ist. What/where is your favourite place in Mac­cles­field?: I en­joy vis­it­ing Arighi Bianchi to have a browse around and visit their cof­fee shop. Ideally how would you spend ev­ery day?: Mak­ing peo­ple happy. What was the best hol­i­day you have been on?: Vis­it­ing Dis­ney­land and Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios in Amer­ica. If money was no ob­ject what would you do?: Travel the world. What one piece of ad­vice would you give?: Make the most of ev­ery day, as life is very short and treat oth­ers as you would like to be treated.

What is on your CD / MP3 player?: The Over­tones, Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart, Lady An­te­bel­lum, Paul Car­rack. What is your favourite TV show?: Friends. What are you read­ing at the mo­ment?: The Is­land by Vic­to­ria His­lop. What is your big­gest in­spi­ra­tion?: Peo­ple over­com­ing serve dis­abil­i­ties to achieve suc­cess and to con­trib­ute to oth­ers’ well­be­ing. Who would you like to in­vite to din­ner?: Graham Nor­ton or Michael Parkin­son. ●● AS a lo­cal char­ity, Age UK Cheshire East sup­ports peo­ple aged 50+, their fam­i­lies and car­ers in the bor­ough of Cheshire East through the pro­vi­sion of high qual­ity prac­ti­cal and emo­tional sup­port. We pro­vide 21 ser­vices sup­port­ing 11,000+ older peo­ple per an­num. With over half the lo­cal pop­u­la­tion of Cheshire East now over the age of 50, the or­gan­i­sa­tion has never been busier. Our mis­sion is to im­prove later life for vul­ner­a­ble, iso­lated older peo­ple in our com­mu­nity, of­fer­ing ad­vice, in­for­ma­tion, ad­vo­cacy, friend­ship, prac­ti­cal sup­port and ac­tiv­i­ties to sup­port health and well­be­ing and con­tin­ued in­de­pen­dence. Ev­ery penny that we raise is spent lo­cally on a wide range of ser­vices that make later life more ful­fill­ing for older peo­ple in Cheshire East.

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