Solihull says thank you to volunteers at special afternoon tea - The Solihull Observer

Solihull says thank you to volunteers at special afternoon tea

Solihull Editorial 25th Sep, 2021   0

THE Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull joined more than 50 volunteers from 11 local charities across the borough, who were treated to a special afternoon cream tea to celebrate their commitment and achievements.

The event was organised by Solihull Volunteer Managers Forum and hosted by Community and Voluntary Action (CAVA).

The annual event, which took place at the historic Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens, should have been held during national Volunteers Week in June, but was delayed due to the pandemic.

Volunteer co-ordinator Emma Hunter of Solihull Carers said: “It was a wonderful afternoon, made even more special being face-to-face, and even the sun made an appearance.”

Volunteers came from Age UK Solihull, Around Again, Citizens Advice Solihull Borough, The Carers Trust, Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens, The Colebridge Trust, Healthwatch Solihull, Marie Curie, Seeds of Hope, Social Life Opportunities and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to enjoy the outdoor event and each of them received a thank you certificate from the Mayor, Councillor Ken Meeson.

The Mayor also addressed those in attendance and spoke of the volunteers as being the ‘life blood’ of the community.

“He went on to say that each and every mayor in office were always astonished to learn of the number of volunteers amongst us, who selflessly give their time to support others, without being paid,” said Emma.

Lorraine Shannon from Fountain Care Home in Shirley, part of Barchester Health, who kindly sponsored the event added: “It’s been such a lovely afternoon and a real honour to play a part in celebrating volunteers across the borough.

“Our talented hospitality team produced a really delicious cream tea for everyone to enjoy in stunning surroundings.”

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