This month we said ‘au revoir’ to Renee, our longest serving volunteer. For almost 20 years Renee has given special help and friendship to families in and around Bristol as a Home-Start volunteer, visiting them once a week for a couple of hours.
As Renee reflected on her 20 years with Home-Start Bristol she said, ‘The over-arching memory of being with families is the interest and joy from the children impatiently waiting to see ‘what’s in your bag’ and what we’ll do together, as well as the welcome from the parent ready to put the kettle on. Then there were the deep and meaningful chats we had while doing some practical chore such as hanging out the washing, turning a mattress, laying lino etc. or just sitting while the little ones played around us.’
We wish Renee every happiness as she returns to London to be close to her family.