Taking 10 with…Patrick, volunteer

 Patrick joined FareShare East Midlands in 2012 after hearing about us on the local radio station and has never looked back. Whilst most people at 76 are slowing down, Patrick is still raring to go, is as energetic as some of the younger volunteers at FareShare and as daft, keeping us well stocked with wise cracks and jokes!

In October 2013, at 76  years of age, Patrick was awarded an Outstanding Achievement award by Blaby District Council for his volunteering contribution at FareShare East Midlands.

Patrick says: “I really enjoy volunteering at FareShare and supporting the good work that they do. The staff and volunteers are a great bunch! I have volunteered in the past but volunteering at FareShare and being able to help divert surplus food to those in need is extremely satisfying. The groups that FareShare support are doing a great job helping to feed those less fortunate and I am grateful to be able to contribute”.

Patrick Joinson receiving his award

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