Avril Clarke has been a project assistant since June 2016, having previously volunteered for Teamwork Trust for two years.

 “When I joined Teamwork everyone was so welcoming and I quickly realised I was making a difference to people’s lives, it’s an incredible feeling to be a part of the reason someone smiles.

"I live in Wellingborough so had seen some of the members out in town, but it isn’t until they step through the door at Teamwork that they start to blossom and open up.

"It’s too easy to see people with special needs and notice the condition, rather than the person. Teamwork is all about empowering and nurturing individuals and it’s incredible to be a part of this – watching people’s confidence grow daily and being part of the Teamwork family.”