Julie is a volunteer at the Coleraine Barnardo’s store, having started in her role 12 years ago as a support to her daughter who was also a volunteer. She is an amazing role model for Barnardo’s and embodies everything that the organisation stands for, which is evident in her dedication and commitment to her daughter who has Down’s Syndrome. Julie also helps to fundraise for Barnardo’s and has organised a coffee evening in a local residential home which raised £300. She is well liked by both staff and customers and is always willing to help with anything that needs doing in store as well as providing a great deal of donation for stock. Julie has represented the store during Volunteers’ Week events, as well as at the Buckingham Palace Garden Party. Julie is an embodiment of helping people to fulfill their potential, as not only does she help her daughter to do this, she supports the whole team and the store itself to do so.
This year’s Regional Winners are:
• Shropshire – Christine Copson
• Devon – Helen Maddock
• Yorkshire – Ellen Roe