Dy­namic duo cel­e­brate work of vol­un­teer­ing ‘su­per­heroes’

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

BAT­MAN and a four­legged Su­per­man vis­ited charity shops in Mac­cles­field and Poyn­ton to cel­e­brate the work of vol­un­teers.

Michael Daws, vol­un­teer co-or­di­na­tor for Age UK Cheshire East, dressed up as the caped cru­sader when he vis­ited the charity’s shops.

He was joined by his dog Obi, a one year old lhasa apso, who was dressed up as Su­per­man, and the pair thanks vol­un­teers for their sup­port.

Michael also dressed up as Thor and Cap­tain America as he toured charity shops in other parts of the area.

He said: “Na­tional Vol­un­teers Week is an an­nual cel­e­bra­tion mark­ing the con­tri­bu­tion that mil­lions of vol­un­teers make across the UK.

“At Age UK Cheshire East vol­un­teers are the lifeblood of the or­gan­i­sa­tion, with over 220 vol­un­teers con­tribut­ing in ex­cess of 55,000 hours of their own time each year, help­ing the charity de­liver its vi­tal ser­vices for older peo­ple.

“My visit was cel­e­brate, thank and pro­mote the charity’s own he­roes with­out whom we could not op­er­ate with­out.”

“To get out and about within the lo­cal com­mu­nity was great and the feed­back from peo­ple I spoke to was also en­cour­ag­ing so hope­fully from small acorns shall grow great trees.

“I even had ‘Su­per­man’ with me, aka my dog Obi, who proved to be a huge hit and ac­tu­ally helped as a con­ver­sa­tion starter, giv­ing me the op­por­tu­nity to talk about the charity and vol­un­teer­ing - he cer­tainly helped open some doors.”

If you’d like to find out more about vol­un­teer­ing for Age UK Cheshire East and the op­por­tu­ni­ties, call 01625 612958.

●● Michael Daws, from Age UK Cheshire East, with dog Obi

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