My name is Kumudu. I am a Champion and a member of My Life My Choice.
I received a letter from Layla Moran MP for Oxford West and Abingdon and I want to tell you why!
I was very shocked to receive a personal letter for being selected as a Coronavirus Disability And Austism Leader by Dimensions.
The letter made me feel very happy.
I have been supporting people since April last year during COVID-19 as I had to stop my other volunteering roles which include voluntary admin for Thames Valley Police and the John Radcliffe Hospital.
I like being a volunteer as it gives you a reason to get up in the mornings and keep a routine. Also you get to meet other people and get to work in a team as well and gain new skills.
To me being a leader is showing and supporting other who also have disabilities and complex needs.
Volunteering has a positive impact and shows others a positive attitude towards people with disabilities. We may be slower due to our disabilities but does not stop us from achieving our ambitions and goals.
I find volunteering rewarding and I feel appreciated by everyone.