10 years of Voluntary Action South West Surrey

Voluntary Action South West Surrey celebrated its 10th anniversary with a party, not only for its supporters, user groups and organisations, but welcomed anyone who volunteers their services and time in the local area.

The party was held at the Boileroom music and arts venue in Stoke Fields, Guildford on Thursday, June 7.

The Mayor of Guildford, Mike Parsons, presented people with certificates awarded for their long service to volunteering.

A group of musicans from Godalming provided live music and there was a 10th anniversary birthday cake.

There was a presentation by Tiia Sammallahti, the founder of Whatcharity.com, a new online platform where people can find, rate, communicate and trade with charities – making giving and helping more transparent, easier and effective.

While Voluntary Action staff member David Rose (also known for his local history talks and books) gave an illustrated talk focusing on the history of volunteering in Guildford.

Feedback from the event is that guests very much enjoyed the party and chatting with fellow volunteers, some of whom had not met before.

There were some great raffle prizes donated by local businesses and Voluntary Action South West Surrey  presented all the volunteers who came along with a certificate and a goodie bag to say thank you for all they do for local organisations.

Thanks to the following organisations and people for the kind raffle donations;

David Rose – A signed book – Great War Britain Guildford Remembering 1914-18
Olivo Guildford – Salana Red wine
Olivo Guildford – Champagne
The Star – Prosecco
FCB coffee shop – A huge bag of Artisan coffee beans
Guildford Museum – Historical print of the town
Five Guys – Meal
Turnfit – 1 month unlimited package
Turnfit –1 week of sessions at Turn Fit
Turnfit – Nutrition programme at Turn Fit
Turnfit – Massage
Turnfit – Personal training session
Julia Lampard – Luxury Haircut or blow dry
Julia Lampard – Luxury Haircut or blow dry
GLive – 2 tickets to- An Evening with Snooker Greats
Voluntary Action SWS – Lindt chocolates
Age UK Surrey – Sanctuary Spa toiletries bag
Age Uk Surrey – Peony and Linden Blossom candle
Welcome to volunteering – Cadburys Heroes
The Kings Head – Bottle of Malbec red wine
Boux Avenue – Two bottles of body mist
Nandos – Chicken platter meal
Dean Dyson – musician – CD – Street Songs Four
Cote – £50 vouchers