LOCAL charity, Age UK Solihull, celebrated the wonderful work of their volunteers with an afternoon tea last Friday 22 July (2022).
Volunteers and the Deputy Mayor enjoyed sandwiches, cakes and prosecco, as well as a raffle which raised over £300 for the charity.
Longstanding volunteers were presented with certificates to recognise their contribution to the charity’s work.
Among the volunteers receiving a certificate was Peter Ogle, who has volunteered for the charity for seven years.
Peter said: “Thank you to everyone at Age UK Solihull for organising such a great afternoon.
“I normally run a mile if I’m asked to stand up in front of a room of people, but I was very proud to receive my certificate today.”
Also receiving a certificate was Martin Elliot, who has volunteered for six years.
He said, “Thanks for the well organised tea. I know volunteers enjoy giving their time in the community and appreciate the thank you.”
Age UK Solihull is a local, independent charity that helps older people in the borough with some of the challenges faced in later life.
Volunteering roles include befriending, helping with filling in forms, and helping at social clubs.
Volunteer manager, Ashlee Young, said: “It was a pleasure to see so many volunteers face to face as for two years we had to cancel our celebrations.
“We are very blessed as a charity to have the support of over 300 volunteers who willingly give up their time to help our clients. I would like to thank them all for coming and hope they enjoyed their well-deserved treat.”
The Deputy Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Joe Tildesley, added: “It was a pleasure to meet with volunteers of Age UK Solihull and celebrate all the good work they are doing.
“I want to thank all the volunteers, their ongoing support and dedication is admirable and helps so many people.”
Visit www.ageuk.org.uk/solihull/volunteering for more information.