When an opportunity came up to become a volunteer, and be part of a new Elf scheme, I knew I had to do it.  I have always wanted to work for a charity, and having lost a very dear friend to leukaemia, Elf was the charity I wanted to support.

I thoroughly enjoyed my training sessions, which I found very interesting and informative, and where I met some lovely ladies. I was then very lucky to be placed with a gentlemen who only lives down the road from me. We meet up every Friday, and for a few hours we do a lot of talking, go for walks around our local area and enjoy cups of tea. He has become a real friend, and I feel so happy that he feels he can talk to me and we can have a giggle together.

We enjoy each other's company and, at the end of each visit, I feel so good that I have helped someone in my local community in some small way and support such an amazing charity like Elf.

MJ Hammett

Related Stories

  • Mike, July 2019


    "I have had such a fun and rewarding time volunteering with Elf”
  • Jan


    "I feel Elf really appreciates its volunteers. They spend all the time necessary to help you feel confident in the role and they are…
  • Sheila


    "Being a volunteer gives purpose and pleasure to my life. I feel needed"