The Mersey Gateway Project

Andrew Bunce

Andrew Bunce

Why did you decide to volunteer with the Mersey Gateway Project?

I decided to get involved because of the unique opportunity to be involved in such an iconic structure on my doorstep.

What does your role involve?

I volunteer at the visitor centres in both Widnes and Runcorn. Both sites require different approaches to the job. There are more children to deal with in Widnes, whereas in Runcorn you get more of the everyday public and the older generation.

What do you like best about volunteering?

I enjoy interacting with the public and listening to their stories. It’s good to be able to put people at ease about any fears or problems they bring to us.

Have you learnt any new skills?

Yes, I have more confidence in myself.

What do you get out of volunteering on a personal level?

I feel that I am putting something back into the community by telling Halton residents about what is happening with the bridge.

What would you say to other people who are thinking about volunteering with the project?
Get involved. It’s a lot of fun and very interesting, especially the site visits and meeting members of the community.

What is the most interesting or unusual question you have been asked?

Will it fall down in the wind?

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