Open Arms

By Nicola Evans, Senior Project Officer

Sally’s* journey with RotherFed has been nothing short of inspiring, showcasing her dedication to making a meaningful impact in the lives of others. 

Sally’s involvement with Rotherfed initially began during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic when she volunteered for the “Friendship Calls” project. This initiative was launched to combat the profound isolation and loneliness that many in the community were experiencing during these challenging times. 

However, as life often goes, Sally found herself at a crossroads. After dedicating many years to her secure job, she realized that it was time for a change, a new chapter in her life. This decision marked a significant turning point for her, as she embarked on a journey to discover a new purpose and direction for her future. 

It was in this transitional phase that Sally chose to return to RotherFed, this time as a volunteer in a different capacity. She joined the Open Arms team, eager to contribute to the well-being of her community. 

Since becoming a part of the Open Arms team, Sally has been a consistent and dedicated volunteer. She’s not only gained new experiences but has also become an invaluable member of the team. Her approachable and friendly demeanour makes it effortless for clients to approach her with their concerns and questions. Furthermore, her presence brings a sense of warmth and levity to the team, creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and supported. 

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