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Top Volunteer Charlotte

Hello, What is your name?

Charlotte Turnbull

What inspired you to help ChemoHero?

I was inspired to help ChemoHero because I was in awe of how Lisa and her family had taken something negative and made it a positive.

What do you feel that you gain from being involved with ChemoHero?

When I volunteer with ChemoHero I gain a feeling that is hard to explain. I know I can't cure cancer or even treat it but when I volunteer with ChemoHero I know I am helping people have a better day when it should be awful. I guess what I gain from being involved with ChemoHero is immeasurable happiness, it's never dull or boring and always brings smiles to others.

What has been your proudest moment while volunteering for ChemoHero?

My proudest moment was receiving the Volunteer of the Year award in 2019. I'll never forget sitting in the audience waiting anxiously for my name to be called, I was so eager I began clapping in the middle of a musicians performance because I thought it had finished! Unsurprisingly there were lots of giggles and deep breaths needed to recover from this.

What sort of things do you do when you are volunteering?

Normally I volunteer with my Mum - we're a package deal. Together we have helped at marathons, car shows, music bingo, Christmas dinner, picking grapes at a vineyard and so many other things. My favourite things I have done with ChemoHero are the Glitter and Go events and taking Christmas Family Portraits.

What are your interests outside of volunteering?

My interests are photography and Scouting. I have been an assistant Cub Scout leader for the last 4 years! I spend my weekends often capturing family portraits all over North Devon, I love capturing those precious memories for families.

If you went to a dinner party anywhere in the world, where would it be? and who would you most like to sit next to and why?

Ooo... now we're talking. I would love to attend a dinner party in the undersea restaurant at The Palm, Dubai called Ossiano. Right now I would like to sit next to anyone who isn't in my household if I am being honest (haha!). The person I would most like to sit and have dinner with right now would be my Grandad as he has been shielding since last March and we always have a laugh together.

Anything else you would like to tell us about volunteering for ChemoHero? It's up to you.

If you are thinking about doing something with Chemo Hero but feel slightly nervous, don't! You are never required to do anything you don't feel comfortable with, your safety is always put first and you will always

go home with a smile on your face and memories to cherish forever.

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