Posted 09:57AM on Wednesday 01 June 2022
To mark Volunteers’ Week, we’ll be showcasing the people who have given up their valuable spare time to improve the lives of others. All of them are heroes in their own way.
We start with Rory Behan, who spent many hours volunteering with our Brighter Futures Project in Fermanagh at the height of the Covid pandemic.
Rory’s day job is as a postman, but his most important delivery was getting support out to children at a time when the pandemic was making them feel more isolated than ever. In short, as a community support worker, he made the impossible possible.
His bright and enthusiastic personality brought light into children’s lives. His hidden talent was to enable young people to open up and share their thoughts and fears – but he was also a calming influence, allowing the children to have quiet time with him.
Majella Clements, Manager of the Brighter Futures Project, said: “Rory has been a great asset to our team and a great colleague. For the time he has given the project and the time he has given the children, we will be eternally grateful. His volunteering has been a complete blessing to Brighter Futures.”
Rory still volunteers with the project when time allows.