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Dhavinda Chadha – Volunteers Week

Dhavina Chadha – Volunteers’ Week

Date of release: 1 June 2021

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Dhavina Chadha knows she has made an impact with her volunteering – because patients remember her name – and she’s made them cakes! “It makes me really happy, helping and giving to people,” she says. “To hear them remembering my name just puts a smile on my face because I know I’ve made an impact.”

Dhavina is our first volunteer featured to kick off Volunteers Week from June 1st-7th. The 17-year-old, who has been volunteering for around five months, is one of the 130 new volunteers The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust have recruited this year. Dhavina, a student who attends Thomas Telford School in Telford, Shropshire, has helped enhance the patient experience by designing and making cakes and truffles for patients. She believes the many people who have come forward to offer their time for free have made an important and positive difference to the people they are helping.

“I decided to volunteer because I thought it would be wise to help the NHS as they helped us so much during the pandemic,” said Dhavina. “During COVID-19, volunteering has been emphasised a lot because we need people who can help out and do the little jobs that other staff might not be able to do because they’re so busy in the hospital. As a young person, I think it’s important to help out and give to my community because we’re needed during this horrible time.”

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