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The Big Volunteer Thank You party, held in the bunting-decorated garden at our hub in Chingford, was attended by more than 80 volunteers plus staff. A buffet lunch, home-made cakes, games and music combined to create an entertaining celebration. The event was funded by the Council’s Connecting Communities programme.

The Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Elizabeth Baptiste (who volunteered for Age UK Waltham Forest herself at the start of the crisis), said “Today has been a fantastic day. This has been a great opportunity for me to meet all these wonderful volunteers.”

Luigi and volunteersVolunteers enjoy meeting each other at the party

Sue and a volunteerGreat day for volunteers and staff to meet for the first time

Debbie and the mayorDebbie Ladds, Chair Trustees, thanks the volunteers

Food teamStaff and volunteers help with the buffet

garden eatingEveryone enjoys a meal in the garden

Mayor's tableThe Mayor, Councillor Elizabeth Baptiste, chats to volunteers

Contact Age UK Waltham Forest

Phone: 0208 558 5512


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