Charity volunteers from across the region were thanked and celebrated at two special events organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The gatherings were held in Norwich City’s Top of the Terrace suite and then at Culford School, near Bury St Edmunds. Both were attended by nearly 200 supporters apiece.
They had the chance to browse stalls, meet staff and trustees, enjoy welcome drinks and lunch together and take part in fun games and activities, including a quiz, raffle and tombola. Volunteers heard from Phil Gormley, Chief Executive, Brad McLean, Chair of Trustees, and other EACH directors.
Phil said: “It was great to see some familiar faces, as well as many new ones. These days are among the most important in our calendar and give us an opportunity to celebrate and thank our wonderful, hardworking and loyal volunteers.
“They make such a massive contribution and it’s clear we couldn’t do what we do without them. Demand for our service grows each year and our team continues to go the extra mile to deliver the full range of care and support families so desperately need.”
The Norwich thank you day took place on 18th October and the one at Culford School was held on 31st October.
Pictures: Karen Self (Norwich City) and Mila Sousa (Culford School)