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.”
Volunteers enjoy meeting each other at the party
Great day for volunteers and staff to meet for the first time
Debbie Ladds, Chair Trustees, thanks the volunteers
Staff and volunteers help with the buffet
Everyone enjoys a meal in the garden
The Mayor, Councillor Elizabeth Baptiste, chats to volunteers