Post | November 2023 | Volunteer Stories | 1 min read

George's dedication and selflessness are a shining example

Written by GoVol Herts
Image of Volunteer George, 87 year old male, helping resident with multiple sclerosis

George has become an invaluable asset here at Brainkind (Formerly Sue Ryder) Stagenhoe, using his carpentry skills to create practical solutions for their residents. From crafting a stand to prevent keyboard slips to designing a hand exercise board, George's dedication and talent have left a lasting impact on our staff and residents.

One of George's recent projects involved creating a stand to prevent keyboard slips for one of the residents with multiple sclerosis. Recognising the importance of a stable workspace, George utilised his carpentry skills to create a stand that ensures the keyboard remains securely in place. This seemingly small gesture has had a significant impact on the resident's daily life, allowing them to use their keyboard comfortably and without any worries.

George's creativity and dedication extend beyond keyboard stands. He has also designed a hand exercise board equipped with various tools, specifically tailored to help our residents strengthen their hands, wrists, and forearms. This innovative creation will serve as a valuable resource, providing residents with the means to improve their mobility and dexterity.

What makes George's story even more remarkable is his age. At 87 years old, many individuals might choose to retire and enjoy a well-deserved rest. His story serves as a reminder that we should never underestimate the power of our skills and the impact we can have on others. George's dedication and selflessness are a shining example of the positive change we can create when we embrace our passions and lend a helping hand.

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