Tracey’s story

Tracey - Compton Care Day therapies Centre volunteer

Tracey first started supporting Compton 25 years ago when she gave up her time to volunteer in our Day Therapies Centre.

Since then she has done arts and crafts with our patients, tended to our gardens, gone on fundraising walks and even carried out a trek to Cambodia all in aid of Compton.
She said: “I first volunteered in the Day Centre 25 years ago because, like many people, I wanted to give something back and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
“I then went to work at Carillion for the next 20 years and whilst I was there, I always pushed for any fundraising and volunteering opportunities to be done in aid of Compton.
“In 2018 I did a Cambodian trek for Compton and I also did the Wolverhampton to Birmingham Walk for them too. Compton has always been my ‘go-to charity’ and I’ve always tried to help where I can.
“When I was made redundant from Carillion, I started volunteering for Compton once again, this time in the estate’s department in more of an admin role, but my passion was always to spend time with the patients which is how I came to be back in the day centre once again.
“I also offer my time to the Compassionate Communities team and volunteer at their Perton Bereavement Information Hub, which offers support for people who’re dealing with grief and loss.
“It’s not just me who supports Compton though, my husband is a retired police officer and he now works three days a week as a stock collector. It’s a great charity to support.”

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