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Fri 27 Nov 2015

Support Staffordshire are proud to assist numerous organisations with finding volunteers.

We have received some wonderful feedback from Stuart Briggs of Burton Canoe Club:-

‘I thought I would update you with a success story!  It has been some time since last I asked you to sign post potential volunteers to Burton Canoe Club.  However, from about five efforts we have had one resounding success – Keith Newbold.

In November 2014 Keith came along to help us maintain our stock of equipment.  He soon settled in to the Club and helped with far more than just equipment.  It wasn’t long before he had his first attempt at canoeing, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

In March 2015 he was elected to Vice Chair on the Club Management Team! Keith approached the Club with a view to doing sixteen hours paid work supported by the Shaw Trust who would in fact be his employers.  Keith completed six months work with commitment and dedication and became well known in the Club.  He helped in numerous ways and never forgot his volunteering; volunteering always remained in addition to his 16 hours and he remains a very willing and helpful volunteer to this day.  Furthermore Keith has just gained part time employment at McDonalds; his first paid job in many years.

Naturally he is delighted, as we at the Canoe Club are delighted for him.  He is a valued member of the Club.  He is a Volunteering Staffordshire success story!

Keith continues to enjoy and develop his canoeing and kayaking and is a frequent participant.’

If you would like further information about the Burton Canoe Club please contact Stuart Briggs on 01283 526575, 01283 533416 or 07449 853615. You can also contact him via Stuart.briggs@lineone.net

Further information is also available on their website: http://www.burtoncanoeclub.co.uk