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We were delighted to resume face-to-face events recently and to offer our fabulous volunteers and their families the opportunity to join us at one of four different Thank You Afternoon Teas.
Previously we have hosted one large party of up to 100 volunteers at an external venue but the smaller, more intimate groups in our Bistro and at the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre were well received, particularly during COVID times.
This was the perfect occasion to present long-service awards, ranging from 5−35 years to several of our incredible volunteers and celebrate their contributions whilst giving thanks.
Rosemary Hall (second from the right in the photo) was also recognised with an extra special award which marked more than 35 years of generous volunteer support.
Hannah Touhey, Voluntary Services Manager, explained:
“After a year of virtual events, it was lovely to come together once again to celebrate our volunteers’ achievements and thank them for their continued support. Our volunteers have gone above and beyond, as they always do. Whether that’s been trying a new role, volunteering from home, or even staying with us on this journey until they can return to volunteering, they have all been amazing. As a Team we feel privileged to work alongside such a wonderful community of people.”