Ironelis’s Story

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Ironelis Calderon came to London via Spain and has called Lewisham home for the last three years. For her a life-changing event inspired her to help others and volunteer. She now works with LMLAS or Lewisham Multilingual Advice Service as a Spanish speaker.   I was a client here and…

Read Pat’s Story

After spending his childhood indifferent to books Pat Mulhern’s pleasure in reading was awakened in his teens. Now retired and a book-lover he wants to help children see what he feels he missed out on. He was introduced to Beanstalk, a literacy charity, through Volunteer Centre Lewisham and now volunteers as a Reading Helper at…