A big THANK YOU for all who attended our Garden Party on the 2nd of June as well as an equally big THANK YOU to all of those who couldn’t make it but still contribute so much to our organisation.
We had a flower arranging session to decorate the centre for the day and arrangements were then raffled off with other donated items, raising over £20 for charitable funds.
Wathwood Farm Shop had a pop-up stall with jars of jam, chutney and honey which also raised over £20.
Our “Helping Hands Tree” display was added to with some incredible submissions like: “Feeling that I can make a difference is very rewarding“, “The Involvement team have helped me and my team break down barriers between patients and staff ‘them and us‘” and “Volunteering saved my life! Thank you to all involved. I can’t thank you enough!“.
Alan, a lucky volunteer, won a £10 voucher in our quiz hosted by Nigel and with the tie-breaker question presented by Joanna – “How much was the monetary value of volunteers to the Trust during May 2017?”
The buffet was supplemented with home baking from Amy and Laura as well as volunteers Ian and Michael.
We had information about Carer’s Week with Jane speaking to people and taking their stories.
Our Chief Executive, Ruth Hawkins also came to the event. She took the time to speak to everyone and joined in with the celebrations.
Again, thank you to everyone who came to celebrate our volunteers, the important work they do and the value that they add to our Trust.
P.S. The answer to that tie-breaker question – £47,178.39!!