IT'S National Volunteers' Week and the Daily Echo has teamed up with the Eastleigh Volunteer Bureau to salute some of the people who willingly give their time to others.

BARRY Devlin from Chandler's Ford is a remarkable man by any standards.

At the age of 57, he suffered a brain stem stroke which left him only able to move his eyelids.

His medical team were amazed he survived and it took many months of care and physiotherapy for Barry to reach the stage he is at today - able to volunteer at Eastleigh Community Services' Shopmobility project.

Barry said: "It gives me the opportunity to behave like the person I was, and at the same time to help others. I feel lucky as there are so many people worse off."