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Danger lurks in volunteering

posted 26 Sept 2013, 01:28 by Sandra Kirby
Tomorrow is our annual street appeal means this is a busy week.  Not sure if this year is worse than other years but we seem to have had a v long stream of calls with callers who have got sick/got other commitments 
It is also the first year in my six Appeals  that has
  • Had a person die rather than collect (his wife timed the funeral so she still could)
  • Had a person end up hospitalised after getting his bucket - car accident on way home from office
  • Had a man lose his trousers - dog destroyed his trousers as he was walking up to a door
  • Had a staff member end up in hospital with a suspected stroke - fortunately it's not but she says she can't collect
The one piece of good news today is that the weather around the country has improved