New advisers aiming to make a difference

New Motherwell & Wishaw CAB advisers (l-r)  Vicky Lalami, Amelia McKnight and Tracy Skeoch with director Ellen Phillips
New Motherwell & Wishaw CAB advisers (l-r) Vicky Lalami, Amelia McKnight and Tracy Skeoch with director Ellen Phillips

Motherwell and Wishaw CAB has welcomed three newly trained advisers to continue its mission of making a real difference in the community.

Tracy Skeoch, Vicky Lalami and Amelia McKnight explained their reasons for volunteering with CAB.

Tracy said: I wanted to become a CAB volunteer as I have spare time on my hands and wanted to help people in any way possible.

“I really enjoyed the training and I learned a lot of new information and met lots of great people. I am happy to be part of a team.”

Vicky added: “I started volunteering for the bureau as being a full-time mum I wanted to do something for myself and to help other people.

“I have also gained experience of the workplace and enjoyed the training and meeting the other advisers.”

Amelia said: “I started volunteering so that I could give a little back to my community. The CAB has given me help and advice in the past so I thought it would be a good place to start.

“I am enjoying the work I do here: contributing in a small way to help people in challenging situations is a good use of anyone’s time. I have developed new skills and have had a unique experience that would not have been possible elsewhere.”

Executive manager Kinga Kosakowska says CAB are always in need of new volunteers.

She said: “Our newly trained volunteers have strengthened our frontline service, but the demand for our services is exceeding our capacity and we are always looking for people ready to help local community. We have been at the heart of the local community since 1942 and we always heavily relied on the commitment from our volunteers.

“Our next adviser training course is due to commence in September 2015 and we are looking for more people to join our volunteer team.

For further information call 01698 259305 or e-mail daniellefarrell@motherwellcab.casonline.org.uk.