Volunteering is a family affair for Alison Langley from Crewe.

Over the past 12 years Alison has volunteered for St Luke’s at fundraising events including the Bubble Rush, Midnight Walk and Burland Hall Country Fair – and her two teenage sons now volunteer alongside her.

Alison told us what it means to her family: “Volunteering for St Luke’s is so much fun, it’s not really work at all. I think it’s so important to do something for the local community and we all have family or friends who have needed St Luke’s at some point.

“I have two sons who are 18 and 15 and they have volunteered alongside me since a very young age. It has helped with their confidence and sense of community and it’s a really great thing for a family to do together. It has also helped them to get their first jobs because they have experience of working in a team. I firmly believe that we’ve got more out of volunteering as a family, than we have given.

“I hope going forward that my boys continue to volunteer and help the community. It’s just a huge opportunity to do fun and fabulous things and I would encourage any family to do it.”

To find out more about volunteering with St Luke’s and our current volunteer vacancies please click here.

If you would like to volunteer like Alison and her sons at events, please register your interest or email our Volunteer Co-ordinator pamela.ford@slhospice.co.uk