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Volunteers' Week 2022: Mary loving life with her ‘best friends’ at Tigers Trust

7 June 2022

The Tigers Trust are proud to create volunteering opportunities in both a fun and inclusive environment.

Mary Nolan, 30, has been volunteering with the organisation for over six years now having first attended as a participant at the Trust’s DS Active sessions.

The DS Active sessions used to run for those living with Down's syndrome, and these sessions gave Mary the opportunity to participate in football.

Her duties as a volunteer see her complete various tasks around the office, also lending a helping hand to the Walking Football sessions too.

Mary admits she was quite a shy character during the early days but has since progressed to a point where she feels comfortable talking to anyone.

She said: “I enjoy the socialising aspect of volunteering and I very much look forward to seeing everyone.

“The people who work there are like my best friends.”

Having once represented Team GB at the Special Olympics World Games in Athens, Mary hopes her volunteering and sporting achievements can inspire others.

“I’d like to say I’m a role model to other people,” she continued.

“I’m proud to promote female empowerment as a woman in sport and disability sport.”

The Tigers Trust would like to thank Mary for all her work as a volunteer and for bringing a huge smile to the whole office each week.


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