Katie Tuynman

Volunteer Co-Ordinator

 

After studying Media, Film, Photography and Drama at Paston College, Katie moved to London to study and received a BAHons in Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. She later moved back to Norfolk working her way to duty and general manager at many different pubs and hotels around Norfolk.
Katie had always wanted to teach people with learning difficulties so made the leap to a change of career and started working at Hall School. Later moving onto Woodfields School and then About with Friends; starting as a Support Bespoke worker before her current role as Volunteer Co-Ordinator

A big thank you to yourself and the About with Friends staff for another great trip! J had a fantastic time, going on the Harry Potter Studio Tour, which he had wanted to do for ages and ages.

It was a massive decision for his family to make and by choosing AWF it means they trust totally in the service. I am of the opinion that AWF is the only provision in the county for D and he is very happy to attend.

I haven’t seen D for ages and he looks like a new man . The stress has gone from his face – he looks great Well done !!!!

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone else that supported H on the recent trip – she had an amazing time. I enjoyed look at the Twitter feed to see what you had been up to.

After 30 years of trying to get P engaged in activities, he is now, under your care, beginning to grow like a great Oak tree.

This is the best transition I have had for a student in the whole five years I have taught 6th formers!

I always have a smile on my face after a day with the members of the team. They are all individuals and each, in their own way, bring joy to my life. They are all much appreciated and I enjoy the gardening of course!

AWF offers and amazing, caring, supportive group to both special needs adults/children & their families. Since N joined you he has been to some fantastic places, met some amazing friends and done activities we would never have thought he’d do. You have helped our family life improve by making N a happier, more content, confident boy.

Over the last five years I have had a fortnightly, 2 hour designated gardening slot. I highly value your service and ethos.

We cannot tell you what AWF means to us as a family – a lifeline, a light in the dark. Something that has offered our daughter equality, to have a social life and really support us as a family.