AMEND was pleased to receive a small grant from the UK’s Big Lottery Fund to help provide its services on a more local level. The grant enables AMEND to recruit around 10 new volunteers from around the UK to become Regional Representatives of the charity. The new roles will include responsibilities such as being a contact person for fellow members in their area, organising regional meetings for peer support and information, and in some cases, representing AMEND at hospital clinics to speak directly with visiting patients.  AMEND will be providing the new recruits with bespoke training delivered by our own Counsellor.  AMEND CEO, Jo Grey said, ‘I am very much looking forward to working with our new Regional Representatives and for them to really get to know the patients and health professionals in their region. This is something that our members have wanted for many years, so it is wonderful to be able to kick-start this project in our 15th anniversary year.’