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Thanking volunteers at a meal fit for a Prince.
Cumberland Lodge Volunteers’ Dinner
On 8th June, the Thames Valley team hosted a sumptuous volunteers’ dinner at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Park, as part of National Volunteers’ Week and a belated event celebrating 2016’s Prince’s Trust 40th Anniversary celebrations. All will agree that it was certainly worth waiting for!
On a warm and sunny evening, 55 staff, volunteers, family and friends gathered together in the Drawing Room to be welcomed by Alison and then hear Canon Edmond Newall, the Principal of Cumberland Lodge, give us a brief history and conduct a short tour of this remarkable building.
After dinner, Alison and Gill both spoke about ‘Our Slough Community’ within The Trust:
We have 125 volunteers across the patch and a combined contribution and experience of 151 years! We have unique skills in cajoling, encouraging, demanding, patience, vision and even endurance.
"We are unique fundraisers too. We can look back proudly at all we've achieved this year, organising our own golf days, a charity weekend here at Cumberland Lodge, bucket shaking at Madjeski football stadium and Ascot charity of the year – 19 race days in total! Hard work, but raising over £1million!
On behalf of everyone who came along to this celebration dinner, we would like to express our thanks to both Alison and Gill who were responsible for this superb event.