Mrs Ena Day has been volunteering for the RAF Association for 73 years. She is a member of the Swindon Branch of the RAF Association and has held many positions on the Branch committee. She was the Honorary Welfare Officer for 10 years, providing pastoral and welfare care to individuals and their families. Such was her skill, knowledge, effectiveness and outstanding reputation that other organisations in the area would refer their more difficult cases to her.
Over the years, Ena has raised thousands of pounds for the Association. With cheerful tenacity she has organised countless fundraising events such as raffles, table top sales and jumble sales. She has spent hundreds of hours collecting for the Association’s Wings Appeal in supermarkets and in the street.
When asked why she gives up so much time for the Association, Ena said: “It’s just automatic. My late husband and I both joined the local Branch committee as soon as we moved to the area and I’ve been involved ever since. I thoroughly enjoy it, as I’ve been able to help so many people over the years. I just love it!”
In September 2014, Ena was highly commended for her volunteering efforts at the prestigious Third Sector Awards. Ena has also been presented The Points of Light award by David Cameron, an award which honours shining examples of volunteering across the UK.
If, like Ena, you are interested in volunteering for the RAF Association – particularly supporting our Operation CONNECT emergency COVID-19 response – email email@example.com