Volunteer Profile- Ibrahim Ali

04 June 2020
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As part of Volunteers Week 2020 we have been catching up with some of our volunteers about why they got involved. We hope you will join us in taking the time to say a big thank you to all those who have offered up their time to support St George’s Hospital Charity, we are so grateful to each and every one of you.

Today, we meet Ibrahim Ali who has been volunteering for just shy of 7/8 weeks.

Ibrahim volunteers as part of Covid Response, a group of volunteers brought together to help in the current pandemic. Ibrahim has been helping put together St George’s Hospital Charity Care Packages for staff members across the hospital. He has also helped with deliveries to various community hospitals as well. Ibrahim was vital in supporting staff during Ramadan by helping to set up nightly Iftars for staff who were fasting.

We asked Ibrahim why do you volunteer?

“I volunteer to see the peace my work can bring to such a manic environment. Not only does it physically energise and maintain the staff members, it is evident that it also increases morale.”

And why did you choose to support St George’s Hospital Charity in particular?

“I admire the efforts of the St George’s Charity, and have since arriving at SGUL in late September. The workload is considerable yet viable and effective, proving continuously to aid our key workers with such kind, small and large gestures.”

And finally, what is the most rewarding part of volunteering for you?

“The most rewarding part of volunteering is the end result. The journey is beautiful and filled with many moments of self-reflection but to actually see the fruits of your work being in the form of happiness and joy for those working relentlessly in this time, is a very awe inspiring moment.”

You can follow Covid Response, should you want to get involved in volunteering opportunities like Ibrahim.

Email: covidresponse@hotmail.com

Instagram: @covidresponse

Twitter: @sgulcovid

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