As it is Volunteers' Week we want to celebrate our lovely volunteers, without whom we would not be able to run our amazing services across our three sites.

This year, our team nominated Donald for an Inspiring Volunteer Award for all his hard work and dedication over the past five years. Donald supports our school sessions every Wednesday and particularly enjoys being creative in the art room.

Here are some of the things our team had to say about Donald...

“He’s great at connecting creative arts with play, eg helping kids make a costume or prop to then involve them in an imaginary role play. This is great at fostering fun, friendship and creativity.”

“He has developed good friendships with children from various schools and they look forward to seeing him every week.”

“Donald is a calm, patient guy who supports children to make creative choices. He is really good at helping children realise the value of recycled materials - turning a box and toilet tubes into a rocket that’s bound for outer space!”

Unfortunately, Donald is unable to attend the award ceremony as he is on holiday, but everyone here at The Yard just wants to say a massive THANK YOU to Donald for being creative, full of wonderful ideas, and for supporting the team and our children and young people during our sessions.