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Volunteers' Week - Celebrating Chelsea

1st June 2021



As part of National Volunteers' Week, we're celebrating some of the wonderful people who've supported Shine over the years. From Ambassadors to Fundraisers, Peer Supporters to Trustees, all playing a part in making sure Shine supports its members of all ages.


Meet Chelsea, an ambassador for Shine:

Chelsea is proof that young people can have a real impact on their communities. From putting a call out on a local community Facebook page for anyone in her local area with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus that wanted some support and help to contact her, Chelsea was amazed at how many people had these conditions in her own town.

Her Facebook support group soon grew and she has been offering support to people in her local area with the conditions since July 2020. This is going from strength to strength and is helping members of her local community access services, information, and support for what they need.   

Chelsea says: “I like to volunteer for Shine because it means for me is that I'm able to help others and meet others like me. I do it because I want everyone to know that there is that support, there is always someone there to help. And I love being a volunteer!” 

If you would like to find out if there are any volunteering opportunities in your area for Shine please call 01733 555988 or email

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