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New poet laureates?

11 December 2017

Age UK C&K staff wrote poems to express how they feel about working for the charity

Read the winning entries below:

 

Why I support the work of Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees

Mum suffered from lonelinessSue Ellis with poem
Stand up for the older generation, make sure they get a good deal
Carers looking after older and younger - they fall into our remit
Want to make a difference

Stand up for the older generation, make sure they get a good deal
Recognise the need to support dementia sufferers and their carers
Want to make a difference
Need to support older people

Recognise the need to support dementia sufferers and their carers
Carers looking after older and younger - they fall into our remit
Need to support older people
Mum suffered from loneliness

Sue Ellis - Trustee

 

Why I volunteer for Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees

I hope I make a valuable contribution to older people's livesSteve Yates with poem
I like to think I brighten up their day
I love to hear their stories
It's great to hear them laugh or sing

I like to think I brighten up their day
It's satisfying for me to put something back
It's great to hear them laugh or sing
It's a way of getting out during the day

It's satisfying for me to put something back
I love to hear their stories
It's a way of getting me out during the day
I hope I make a valuable contribution to older people's lives

Steve Yates - Befriender

Why I work for Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees

I enjoy helping others and making a difference
We provide lots of services promoting independence
We can assist, makes my day
To know that Age UK does make a difference

We provide lots of services promoting independence
I love my role within Age UK
To know that Age UK does make a difference
Makes me very proud to work for them

I love my role within Age UK
We can assist, makes my day
Makes me very proud to work for them
I enjoy helping others and making a difference

Julie Taylor - Client Liaison

 

Why I work for Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees

I get great satisfaction from helping and supporting the elderlyLinda Halligan with poem
I love working with elderly people
Best care group to work with
I love listening to stories and memories

I love working with elderly people
I love looking at old photographs
I love listening to stories and memories
Age UK is a great organisation to work for

I love looking at old photographs
Best care group to work with
Age UK is a great organisation to work for
I get great satisfaction from helping and supporting the elderly

Linda Halligan - Support Worker, Sundale House