On Thursday 12th July 2018 we held our Volunteers Centenary Celebration and were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, recognising the loyalty and hard work of our volunteers. The event was held at Lulworth Castle to congratulate and thank all of our fantastic volunteers that have been doing amazing work for the charity and within the local community, much of which would not be possible without their dedication. The celebrations began in the early afternoon and the one hundred and twenty volunteer guests were able to enjoy the lovely scenery of Lulworth Castle and the surrounding grounds kindly given to us for use by James Weld our President and owner of Lulworth Castle and Estate. Guests were greated with a free glass of Pimms and a buffet later in the afternoon, with time to read through the charities history before moving into the Queens Award ceremony.
The ceremony consisted of speeches from our President James Weld and Patron Lord Julian Fellows welcoming everybody and congratulating the hard work of the volunteers and the charity, followed by the presentation of the Queens Award by Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Angus Campbell. Individual Volunteer Awards were then presented to some of our long standing volunteers for their excellent service to the community. The afternoon was a wonderful celebration of the hard work of the charity and our wonderful volunteers.
We would like to thank everyone that made the event such a success and a wonderful celebration for our centenary and to appreciate the fantastic work of our volunteers.
For access to all the photographs from the event please click here