Our volunteers partied like it was 1967 at the Oak Tree Centre in Shenley Brook End on Wednesday 7th June
Every year Age UK Milton Keynes organises a special celebration to thank our volunteers for all their hard work over the past 12 months. Volunteer Co-ordinator Tara Bell had been planning the party for months and, as ever, had organised a hugely enjoyable event, with tables decorated to echo the "MK 50" celebrations. Guests were encouraged to dig out their best 1960s fashions and enjoy a trip down memory lane (for some of us!). A delicious spread was kindly prepared by Kris Raina who is not only on our board of trustees but is also a volunteer cook at our Snack & Chat cafe in Central Milton Keynes.
Sue Graham, chairman of the board of trustees, and Jane Palmer, our chief executive, presented certificates of achievement to volunteers who have served for 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5 years.
The occasion was enlivened by a solo set of sixties standards by the fabulous Dick Evans, who succeeded in enticing plenty of volunteers to take to the dance floor.
Thank you to everyone who attended the heart warming event and thank you also to the volunteers who were not able to attend but to whom we are extremely grateful.
Like all independent charities, we could not survive without the support of our volunteers and we see every week the positive effect they have on the older people in our community. And likewise we know that our volunteers get a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment from volunteering for us. We support them, give training where appropriate and are always pleased to see them when they turn up for "work".