6th Jul, 2020

Age UK Solihull volunteers honoured for their hard work

Sarah Mason 28th Oct, 2019

CELEBRATIONS were in order at Age UK Solihull as volunteers were honoured for all their hard work.

Husband and wife team, Allan and Glenda Lee, were handed their certificates from the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis, at the annual volunteers lunch.

Glenda is a befriender and visits lonely older people and Allan is a volunteer driver for the charity.

Glenda said: “We are privileged to be part of a team that cares for the community where we ourselves receive fulfillment and joy.”

A total of 12 people received certificates, including Rosemary Gray, the social club volunteer, who has been at the charity for 20 years.

Age UK Solihull’s chief executive, Anne Hastings, thanked all the volunteers for their fantastic support.

Volunteer coordinator, Catherine Gulati, said: “We have 300 volunteers in a range of roles and each one makes a real difference to people’s lives in Solihull.

“They reduce loneliness, help people with our gentle exercise classes, support with benefit claims, fundraise and welcome people at our Community Advice Hubs.

“We’re very grateful to all our volunteers and we’re always keen to hear from anyone who’d like to join us. There are growing numbers of older people who need our support.”

Anyone interested in supporting Age UK Solihull with volunteering or fundraising can contact volunteering@ageuksolihull.org.uk, or call 0121 704 7843.

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