On 2 June, as part of Volunteers Week, Mayor Cllr Newstead joined members of the VARB Team in thanking volunteers on a Roadshow travelling across the borough.
We started the day at The Children’s Trust in Tadworth, meeting communications volunteers and fundraisers. Dalton Leong, Chief Executive, underlined the importance of volunteers to the Trust – in the past year alone over 100,000 volunteer hours have been donated; with a growing proportion of these coming from young volunteers. We also met volunteer livestock counters for the Downlands project in Chipstead and furniture restorers at Redhill charity Furnistore. The Roadshow finished in Horley, where we were joined by our Chair of Trustees Gill Williamson, to say a Big Thank you to the many volunteers based within charity shops in the town centre.
If your organisation works with volunteers and you would like to be part of the Big Thank you Roadshow in 2018 drop us a line – bookings now being taken!