VARB’S Festive Feast 2018

In News, Uncategorised by Lisa Irwin

VARB’s Festive Feast 2018 was yet again a huge success with 45 volunteers helping to set up St Mark’s church in Reigate on Christmas Eve and 73 volunteers making sure our 44 guests had a wonderful time on Christmas Day.

                     

VARB has put on this event for 3 years now with the support of so many individual people and local businesses.  Here are just a few quotes from our guest and volunteers;

Gwendolyn – “I’m having a lovely time it makes Christmas wonderful.”

Collette – ” To all the volunteers, thank you for offering your time spent with us to make our Christmas less lonely.  This if far better than the television.”

Andy & Louise – “You’ve done a good job on the tables, transport was on time, entertainment is good and please put us down for next year.”

Jim & Margaret – ” Had a wonderful day, thanks to the hard work of the organisers & volunteers, who gave up their spare time and made us so welcome.  Look forward to next Christmas.”

Anna – “Thank you so much! This is my third Christmas day with Lisa and the VARB team.  When I woke up I didn’t feel OK, but then I remembered I was coming here and I felt better, then I arrived here and saw Claude and I felt better, then I saw the photo-booth and dressing-up stuff and felt even better, then I saw Frank, Joanne & Ann and I felt even better.  Then I saw Louise and her husband and I felt happy to be surrounded by familiar faces.  (I love the new tables, table decorations etc.) Thank you 🙂 .”

Amber – “Had an amazing time today volunteering for the first time!  Thank you for the opportunity and allowing me to share this special day with everyone!”

                              

A heartfelt thank you to the local businesses that have supported the Festive Feast and to our amazing volunteers , without your support all of this would not be possible.

  • Belfry Shopping Centre
  • Briscoe Jellies
  • East Surrey Rural Transport
  • Gerrards
  • Greener Greens
  • Horley Group – Slimming World
  • Raven Housing Trust
  • Redhill United Reformed Church
  • SCC Councillor – Barbara Thompson
  • Shopmobility
  • Something Special
  • Staff at Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • St Marks Church – Reigate
  • Stripey Stork
  • Total Gas
  • Welcare East Surrey

                              

CHRISTMAS EVE VOLUNTEERS

ALFIE KING          ALISON KING          ANDREA CANNING          ANDREW HOWARD         ANNA DURBRIDGE

BEN SPENCELEY               CARLEY ROSS                CHARLIE ROGERS                CHARLOTTE MORRIS

CHARLOTTE REEVE         CHRISTINE MORAN          COLIN DEANS             DEBORAH MCCRIMMON

EMMA DEANS          FINLAY ROGERS           GRACE KING         HARVEY CANNING           IAN KING

JAMES BERRY         JAMES SPENCELEY           JAVIER RIVERA            JILL FLOWER              JIM IRWIN

JO GULLIVER           JOAO FAISCA               JORGE PINHEIRO           KARL LONGDEN         KARLA BURKE

KIRSTIE HICKSON         LAURA BIRD         MARIA CANUTO          MIA FERREIRA         NATALIE MELTON

NELSON FERREIRA        NICK WALKER         NINA WOOD          OSCAR SPENCELEY       SALLY OSTRER

SARAH ROGERS                   SHANE ROSS                      TANIA DE SILVA

                                                               

CHRISTMAS DAY VOLUNTEERS

AMBER HARRIS               AMELIA NEVILL            ANDY BUTCHERS         ANNE ALCOCK

ARJUN PANKHANIA         BRUCE MASCALL              CHARLOTTE REEVE             CHRISTINE COWLEY

CHRISTINE ROGERS              DAVID FREEMAN           DEBORAH MCCRIMMON         EMMA LEVY

EVIE RICHARDS           FADS BALE           FAYE MCCOMBIE          FRANCES TAYLOR        GARRY FLITTON

GILL GEORGE             GILLIAN CRAWLEY         GINA CRANE        GEOFF TAYLOR         HANNAH WILSON

IAN BETTERIDGE        IAN DUNSMORE          IAN HITT            JAISSICA PANKHANIA           JAMES KING

JANE-ANN PAUL                JANE KULKA            JANETTE FURNER           JENNY LEVY                JIM IRWIN

JOAO FAISCA           JOHN JOHNSTONE            JONATHAN HOLLAND      JORGE PINHEIRO

KAREN ABBOTT               KAREN HARRELL         KARL LONGDEN         KATE NICHOLLS

KIRSTIE HICKSON           LAWRENCE RAO           LEANNE BANNING            LISA KLIEM

MAGDALENA DUDEK           MARGARET IRWIN           MARIA DUMMER         MARSHA PANKHANIA

MIA FERREIRA      MUKESH PANKHANIA           NELSON FERREIRA          NICK MUNNERY

NIKKI HARRIS                 OLIVIA FURNER            OLIVIA MCCOMBIE            PAUL KING

PERNILLE STAFFORD            PETE RICHARDS            PETE VERRINDER           PHIL DAVIS          RANI GHOSH

RASHEEDA DENNIE           ROBERT CRAWLEY           SCOTT BEDFORD         SHARON STAINSBY

SIMON LANGSTON        STEPHEN FURNER              STEVE KULKA           STUART BURCH

TOM HOWLAND            TONY ABBOTT           TRACEY STARMER