Phil’s Volunteer Story

Remembering the sad and lonely state I was in, feeling isolated after the loss of my lovely wife, Carol, in April 2016. I was in a very difficult state of mind and health.

My life was changed from being happy, friendly and a sociable guy to one who didn’t want to speak with anyone and became isolated from the community.

This situation was getting far worse until I realised that I could change my whole outlook on life, simply by talking and taking the action to become a Game Changer with the Warrington Wolves Foundation. Soon after my volunteer application, acceptance and initial training I was returning to my old self enjoying myself again, in a very friendly active group of people. I found much needed support from fellow volunteers and Foundation staff, this helped me regain confidence and the ability to talk and share my problems whilst working within the community.

The variety of tasks of a Game Changer helped enormously, from match day activities like charity bucket collections, meeting and greeting, flag setting to several reminiscence events in care homes and the Warrington Hospital dementia ward. I am now a more confident member of the Warrington