Volunteer statement

The following statement was written by an SUS volunteer


Diane holds a Ma

I have been part of Stand Up Sisters now for about 4 years. Stand up Sisters have given me a lot of confidence. I am now volunteering for SUS and feel that I am able to attempt to do things that I would not have thought possible a few years ago.

A few months ago I attended a course run by a company called Odd Arts, if it had not been for the SUS teams encouragement I would not of attended, through this course I gave a short workshop on the value of listening to each other, this short presentation was centered around as individuals need to listen more to our friends and families who may be strugglinng, this lasted for about half an hour, and was in front of about 50 people. I had written a short play called the Listening which was also performed.  This event was an empowering experience for many I talked to.

Without the previous 4 years or so I do not think that I would have had the confidence to even attempt such a thing. Not only has S.U.S. assisted with the my confidence, during lock down S.U.S  held courses nearly every week , these ranges from story telling, writing and listening to others stories, making all kinds of things taking part in many activities which involved many different arts and crafts, whilst we were in lock down these where on Zoom, as soon as lock down had been relaxed and we were able to meet in smaller groups outside, S.U.S. organized local short walks, are very good for a persons mental health.

As I have been quiet ill for the last 5 years, and sometimes I may not always show it, but I am currently under 2 specialists, one I am waiting for surgery, and now I have to be under a third specialist, I don’t know how I would have coped without S.U.S helping me to maintain a better outlook on life.   

Without Stand Up Sisters I think that things would have been a lot harder. I really enjoy volunteering with SUS this may involve making little things for SUS to sell and add to S.U.S funds, supporting the other members of S.U.S through my role, and of course helping out any way I can.



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