Published Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Volunteers from across the borough were treated to a tea party, hosted by the Mayor of Waverley, Councillor Simon Inchbald, to say thank you for their vital work in the community.

More than 100 people attended the event, which was held at Charterhouse in Godalming on Thursday 19 October.

They enjoyed a grand tea with sandwiches and delicious home-made cakes before the Mayor gave a speech celebrating their contributions.

The Mayor said: "It was a real honour to meet with so many amazing volunteers, who selflessly give up their time to benefit others.

"They do such an important job in helping to make our community the fantastic place it is. Many people don’t realise how much effort and time our volunteers give up for free.

"I felt very inspired after hearing many of their stories. Thank you to all who came and I do hope that you will continue your excellent work."

All councillors were asked to nominate people working for charities, voluntary groups and not for profit organisations to attend the reception. Guests included volunteers from the Community Meals Service, the Meath and village and community care groups.


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Mayor tea party 1: (L-R) Haslemere volunteers Maureen Garnett, Dennis Smart, the Mayor, Cllr Simon Inchbald, Tony Bishop, Cllr Jim Edwards and Jan Smart.

More pictures are available on request.


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