A day in the life of...a Honeypot volunteer

The CVS volunteers at Honeypot HouseLast Friday a group of us from CVS went to Honeypot House to participate in a volunteer day. It is a long journey from Lichfield to the New Forest and was an excellent opportunity for us to talk and find out more about each other. We had a superb journey which went quickly due to the lively conversation and much laughter and after stopping for a cheeky McDonalds breakfast we arrived at Honeypot House.

What a fantastic location! We met with some of the Honeypot team; their passion and enthusiasm for what they do is so infectious and it is no surprise that the children who visit Honeypot House have such a fantastic time.

Quick stop at the beach on the way homeIt was a real pleasure to be able to support them, and we soon got to work cleaning, dusting and sorting out the house ready for the arrival of the children. We worked together to make sure we achieved all the tasks on our list and still found time to see the guinea pigs and the horse! Following a recommendation from the Honeypot team, we paid a quick visit to the beach before setting home as well.

We all agreed it had been a fantastic and worthwhile day and one which we all want to repeat soon!

Richard Cooper, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Honeypot said: “Throughout July and August Honeypot host back to back respite breaks for children. This is the busiest period of the year for our children’s services team, therefore assistance from volunteers is crucial to help us maintain the house and grounds at Honeypot House. We were very happy to receive our first wave of volunteers from CVS as Julie-Ann, Lucy, Maxine, Shona and Elizabeth offered to come and help us on a spring cleaning day. After a quick tour of the grounds the volunteers were ready to get stuck in and completed a thorough spring clean of the kitchen, dining room and indoor play areas. Our children’s services manager, Claire Holloway was also really pleased with their fantastic efforts and we are now looking forward to receiving more volunteers in the near future!”