Casa di Lusso Care Home has marked Volunteers’ Week with a heartfelt thank you to Des, their much-loved volunteer.

Volunteers’ Week is a celebration every year on the 1st -7th of June; to highlight and say thank you for the vital contribution millions of volunteers make across the country.

Casa di Lusso Care Home is celebrating the week by thanking their incredible volunteer, Des.

Des has been volunteering almost every day at Casa di Lusso for two and a half years. Marlene, home manager, wanted to thank Des and present him with a gift from everyone at Casa for his continued support.

Des shares his story,

“My dear wife, Audrey, came to Casa three and a half years ago. She was here for 11 months, and sadly she passed away. A young man, member of staff here at the time, asked me whether I would like to do some voluntary work. I said yes, because I’ve got no one at home, and I only live 10 minutes away.

So I started working here as a volunteer in the units, making tea, talking with people and spending time in the laundry some times, which I do all the time now because that’s where I enjoy. It’s company for me. The staff here have been terrific. Everyone here has been very kind to me.”


*Please Note* Photo of Des with care assistant laughing was taken 2 years ago.

Des, Casa di Lusso volunteer, laughing with care assistant Des with Jenny, Casa administrator, with his gift from Casa di Lusso during volunteer's week