Dinky's story

"It's great to make a difference".


Trainee midwife and mum-of-four Dinky Manning says: “It’s difficult to put into words how much volunteering and then working for Family Lives helped me – it was pivotal in getting me to where I am today, what with all the training and encouragement I received.

"Family Lives gave me a lot of confidence and made me believe in myself. I’d always wanted to be a midwife and I haven’t looked back since I started my course. I’ve had great support from my family and from Family Lives along the way.

“I have to say that volunteering is so fulfilling. It’s great to be able to know that you might be making a difference in someone’s life, even if it’s just to get them through that day – that’s often what it’s all about.”

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