Jessica Rayner and Julia Ruxton, Memories of London volunteers
Jess is adept at connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds and is a fantastic listener with people at all stages of the condition, able to connect their memories with objects at the Museum. She is dependable and adaptable and she adjusted her working style on the Memories and Music sessions which brought together young children and older people. She always goes above and beyond and her enjoyment of her volunteering role is clear.
Julia is a true asset to the programme, she is keen to support different types of sessions and never fails to get stuck in to whatever task she is assigned. Her warm friendliness is infectious, and she is able to bring even the most non-verbal participants out of their shells. Julia particularly shone when she supported an eight week project in a care home, where she built a real rapport with the participants and brought joy to their experience. She is a tremendous advocate for the Museum, beyond just the programmes that she is involved in.