I currently work in a primary school as a teaching assistant. I love this work and in the past have also been a special needs co-ordinator. I studied with Open University and managed to gain a 2.1 Honours Degree. I’m hoping I can use my skills and experience in volunteering for this very worthwhile charity.

I had become aware of the need to raise awareness of MDS when sadly my Dad was given a very late diagnosis leaving little time to find help and explore possible options. Perhaps an earlier diagnosis may have helped. My Mum also suffered 2 types of cancer. For these reasons I find myself wanting to do something to help. Therefore when I saw that MDSUK were looking for volunteers I offered administrative help to support this charity in its good work.

Benita Ashwell

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