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During the preparation course we covered lots of topics which were very well presented by different speakers. I laughed and cried at some of the things we were being told but I learnt so much and valued these topics. I enjoyed the course so much and the girls I met were a little sad when it came to an end but looked forward to becoming a volunteer. I also have to mention the coffee and tea breaks with sweets and biscuits and also the lovely lunches. FAB!

I waited a few weeks before I was introduced to my family and what a joy it was. A big family with needs which I felt I could help them with after my training.

I visited my first family once a week for a year and was very sad to leave them but was taken back when the dad gave me a kiss and said I would always be welcome in his house. WOW! I still visit them as a friend and yes, I still get a kiss from dad.