Dynamic duo celebrate work of volunteering ‘superheroes’
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