A huge congratulations to Tricia Bath from Maidstone – our final winner of the Make Your Mark competition held in 2012.
“Crisis at Christmas is really popular. I didn’t register my interest quick enough in 2011, so last year I was determined and registered in November.”
Tricia was stationed at The Hub, a Crisis distribution centre in Bermondsey, south east London.
She spent the day distributing items to Crisis Skylight centres all over London as one of 33 volunteer drivers.
“I drove everything from small cars to large refrigeration vehicles.
“We were transporting all sorts – food, donated clothing, even massage tables people had loaned out for the cause so the charity clients could get a treatment if they wanted.
“The scheme is brilliant because over five days it gives the clients a thorough health check and access to a few luxuries, which is the sort of thing we take for granted. All in all it was really satisfying and I would recommend it to anyone. I’m going to register in September this year to make sure I can do it again this Christmas.
“I was absolutely amazed to hear that I’d won the donation from Virgin Money Giving, especially as I hadn’t even realised there was a prize draw happening!
It was Crisis that had suggested I fundraise through Virgin Money Giving, so I’m over the moon, and look forward to volunteering again next Christmas.”
Well done to Tricia – who received a £2,012 donation to her page.