Publish date: 31 August 2021

We're dedicating the month of August to all of our amazing volunteers, without whom we wouldn't be able to do half as much as we do for our patients. We'll be interviewing them and posting their answers here.

Next up is John Dwyer. He has been volunteering in the Project Wingman ✈️ lounge at Warrington for the last 4 months.


Q: Why did you become a WHH Charity volunteer?
A: I really just wanted to be able to contribute to the NHS, as I think it’s really important to support our local hospitals.

Q: What do you enjoy about your role?
A: The best part is that I am able to meet and help lots of staff and patients.

Q: What positive impact has volunteering had on you personally?
A: I would say that it has made me more much more aware and sympathetic.

Q: Why are volunteers so important?
A: We fill a much-needed role in the hospital. Without volunteers, there wouldn’t be quite so many services available to staff and patients.

Q: Do you have any memorable moments from your time as a volunteer?
A: Being thanked by a patient’s family for looking after their mum so well.

Q: What would you say to someone who has considered volunteering but never actually taken the plunge?
A: Take the plunge! The water is lovely.

Would you like to join John and start making a difference? If so, you can find out more HERE.

Or just send us an email at and we'll get you up and running in no time.