Volunteers rewarded with tasty treat

Westborough Methodists Church holds an Alzheimers meeting afternoon front Colin Barnes and Fran Lalor picture Richard Ponter 112307
Westborough Methodists Church holds an Alzheimers meeting afternoon front Colin Barnes and Fran Lalor picture Richard Ponter 112307
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HARD-WORKING volunteers were praised for their efforts in helping to run a local charity.

In celebration of National Volunteers’ Week, Scarborough Alzheimer’s Society held an afternoon tea at Westborough Methodist Church, offering staff a chance to meet, greet and say thank you to the people who give up their time for the service.

Information worker Helen Williams was at the event to pass on her thanks.

She said: “We use volunteers in a range of roles; we have a befriending service, volunteers help out at memory cafes and there are volunteer fundraisers.

“It was an opportunity for us to thank them for all they do in helping us to run the service.”

Mrs Williams added it was a good turn-out with 24 volunteers turning up for the tea.

She said: “It was the first time we held an event for Volunteers’ Week but we do organise other events throughout the year.

“It went really well, everyone seemed to enjoy it. We were given tea and cakes by Tesco as we’re their charity of the year and it all went very well.”