On 19th May 2020 Team Jolly Josh put out a plea on our social media for a volunteer bid writer. The charity up until now has been managed and functioned solely by volunteers (with the exception of Emma, our volunteer play worker who gained a paid role from 2018 to February 2020). At Jolly Josh we are a small team of volunteers, proudly making a huge impact on those we support, however we needed an expert in this field... And, along came Lucy! Here's what she has to say... "
Thank You to those who play #TheNationalLottery as #JollyJosh is one of the many #charity groups to benefit from the funding grants made available from the #ComminityFund. We're very grateful as this enables us to help #Rochdale and our local #Community to #ConnectSupportThrive and #InspireInclusion Here are just some of our families showing their appreciation...
Oliver is one week old, we have spent our first week on the #NeonatalIntensiveCareUnit #NICU and we are thrilled to say that Oliver has wowed us all… The past week has been an utter whirlwind with so many different emotions, the primary emotion being LOVE. I have experienced three very different births. Sophie was born on the #BirthCentre, I arrived at the @RoyalOldhamHospital at 9cm dilated and just managed a beautiful water birth. Joshua was born at home as a planned water
To celebrate #VolunteersWeek we'd also like to introduce another #JollyJosh volunteer, we're #sayingthanks to Helen of Brand & Content. Helen has worked extremely hard on a voluntary basis to create and support our website! I am limited in my technical abilities so I contacted Helen who offered her professional support, the time and effort which Helen has put into our website (and in to teaching me) clearly shows, we are thrilled and very proud. It is always a 'work in pro
Meet another fantastic #JollyJosh volunteer... "Having lived in London for years my husband and I decided to move back to the area to have our son. I soon realised that having left my career and friends I now knew no one in the area and although there were lots of baby groups it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be to make new friends.
I came across Jolly Josh on Facebook Josh’s story and Carole's vision really resonated with me, having felt so lonely with all the support
Meet another#JollyJosh Volunteer “My name is Ann, I have been volunteering for Jolly Josh since the 28th of March 2018.
I am 64 years old, originally from Milnrow, now living in Rochdale.
My working life has been spent in many customer facing roles before retiring in 2015 following the untimely death of my eldest daughter Natalie at the age of 29. Her death left a massive void in my life. Coincidentally it was a friend of my daughter who introduced me to Jolly Josh by forward