During Volunteers' Week, we'll be awarding some of our volunteers with their long service awards, from 5 years to 20 years of service!
Chris and Margaret are coming up on 20 years as dedicated Demelza volunteers – but how did they get started, and what’s kept them around for so long? We spoke to Chris to find out:
Proudly representing Demelza at Hythe’s Venetian Fete
“We’re predominantly retail volunteers, but a few years back Demelza had a float themed around Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in Hythe’s Venetian Fete; I ended up playing the part of the Child Catcher! We did once round the canal during the day, then when it got dark we lit up all the floats and did another circuit. It was so beautiful and the children who came along for the Fete absolutely loved it, they were in fits of giggles when their parents warned them about the Child Catcher. That was a lot of fun, and something I never would have done if not for Demelza.”
“Demelza supports hundreds of families when they need it most; Margaret and I are just happy to play our very small part in such an amazing organisation.”
All of our volunteers, just like Chris and Margaret, are the beating heart of Demelza - and it is because of them, that we are able to continue providing vital care and support to those who need us most within our communities.
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London Golf Club supports Demelza
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National Storytelling Week 2024 - The power of storytelling
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