What a Difference a World of Difference Makes!


Wendy Johnstone wins competition to work at her favourite charity, Wiston Lodge!

We are absolutely delighted and give huge congratulations to Wendy Johnstone, one of our regular freelance instructors, who was a winner of the Vodafone World of Difference programme and will be supporting us here at Wiston Lodge from March. Wendy’s support will make such a huge difference to us and we can’t wait to get her started. Every year 500 winners are selected from thousands of UK-wide applicants, to work at their favourite charities. Wendy will join the Wiston Lodge team at the beginning of March for a period of 4 months on a part-time basis.

The project for which Wendy is funded will focus on the development of volunteering at the Lodge. She will explore and extend the existing volunteer recruitment networks. She will also refine the volunteer support process. Volunteers are at the heart of Wiston Lodge and we always strive to ensure that they feel welcomed and valuable. The Vodafone World of Difference funding, will enable Wendy to focus, for a short, targeted period of time, on this essential area of our work.

To learn more about Wendy's and Wiston Lodge’s plans for the project, see her video (produced by Douglas Design and Print as part of the application process):


From early March, Wendy will be producing a regular blog, reporting on her time at Wiston Lodge and the development of the project. See our website or the World of Difference website to keep up to date as the project progresses.