Talking to Caroline, a Worthing Cares Volunteer Along with over 70 kind-hearted volunteers, Caroline will be taking part in our Worthing Cares project over the Christmas period, delivering hampers and doorstep chats to those that would otherwise be spending the holidays alone. Caroline was kind enough to talk to us about volunteering with Guild Care and the campaign. If you would like to donate to our Worthing Cares Christmas fundraising campaign, please visit its JustGiving page. Help us brighten someone’s Christmas. Have you volunteered for Guild Care before? I started as a volunteer over 16 years ago, using my hobby skills, but over the years have happily been involved with lots of other Guild care local projects. Each one proved interesting and emotionally rewarding. Why did you decide to volunteer for the Worthing Cares project? This has been such a difficult year for so many people. I know from past Guild care projects that a small amount of time from me, as a volunteer, can have a big positive impact of the local people I meet. Caroline and her daughter before our 'A Walk To Remember' event two years ago What makes Christmas special to you? I find great happiness in seeing my friends and family, being able to share time talking and eating with them. Looking back on the past year, however difficult it has been, is made all the more bearable sharing with other people. Why do you think it’s so important that those spending Christmas alone receive a visit? We all need companionship, to get a visit and know someone has thought about them and gone to the trouble of visiting on such an important time of the year, it brings happiness for everyone involved. What makes the Worthing community special? Local people supporting other local people, that’s what a community is all about. Why should people support the Worthing Cares project? Getting involved helping others in the community is a way that not only helps them but also helps put your own situation into perspective, it’s also a very positive experience for everyone involved! If you would like to donate to our Worthing Cares Christmas fundraising campaign, please visit its JustGiving page. Help us brighten someone’s Christmas.