A local community group in Trebanog are looking for people to join their award winning volunteer team.
Waun Wen Leg Club provides community-based treatment and care for people of all age groups who suffer with leg-related problems. Instead of travelling to a hospital clinic for an appointment to have wounds cleaned and dressed, members of the club are able to go along to Waun Wen Community Centre in Trebanog every Wednesday.
Nurses are on hand to provide treatment and advice but the club is run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers who help to welcome members, do administrative tasks, organise fundraising, make tea and coffee and support nursing staff. Last year the team of volunteers won the Annual Leg Club Volunteer Award in recognition of their hard work
The club are now looking for new volunteers to expand the team. Caitlin Jacob, Primary Care Development Manager at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, said:
“We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can spare some time on a Wednesday morning to help keep our leg club running smoothly.
“The club has a brilliant atmosphere, with members of all ages attending every week to socialise, have a cup of tea and get their leg treated. The club has become a lifeline for many of our members who tell us attending is the highlight of their week. Without the volunteers the leg club wouldn’t be here and we’d really like to continue to expand it success with the help of more volunteers.”
Chair of the voluntary committee, Margaret Tegg, said: “Just over a year ago we started with four members and we now have over 100. We have the pleasure of being social with members who tell us it helps with depression and makes them feel supported.
The Waun Wen Leg Club runs every Wednesday morning, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Waun Wen Community Centre.
Anyone interested in volunteering at the leg club is asked to contact Caitlin Jacob at [email protected]
Further information about the Leg Club can be found at www.legclub.org