Volunteering at 80!
On Wednesday 13th October, The Trustees, Staff, Volunteers, and friends of Pershore and
district Volunteer Centre came together for afternoon tea to celebrate the 80th Birthday of
Jeanette Smith, a long serving volunteer and trusted friend of the Volunteer Centre.
After the event Jeanette wrote.
‘October 13th 2021, was a very special day for me as it was my 80th birthday. I was invited to go into the Voluntary Centre Office at 3pm not sure what was going to happen.
I was greeted by a few friendly faces and then more people arrived until there were about twelve of us. The meeting room was decked out with banners and balloons with presents and a chocolate cake and strawberries.
I was presented with a bottle of lovely red wine, a huge box
of chocolates, two bunches of lovely flowers and a very generous voucher for M&S.
The chairman of the trustees gave a lovely, complimentary speech telling me how valued I was and making me feel really special. I would like to thank all the trustees who made the effort to come and also, Karon,
Donna, Sue, Angie and Kate. Mike Taite from Real Branding, Chair of Elmley Castle Town Hall Committee was also invited.
I drove home feeling really elated and so glad to know that I was involved with so many lovely people. It was a very special day for me’
Pershore and District Volunteer Centre puts volunteering at the heart of the community.
The centre offers:
A recruitment service for people wanting to volunteer and a DBS service
Support to people in Pershore and the surrounding villages that are unable to access public transport. A social car scheme offering a service to anyone in the community that needs
transport and support to access social activities, medical appointments, and family visits.
A Resource Centre offering meeting room hire, photocopying, printing and franking services.
Community support and activity
We need more volunteers like Jeanette. We are always looking for volunteers who can commit from as little as three hours per week, or more if you are willing and able. Whether you want to put something back into your community, learn a new skill and get valuable experience or make new friends, please get in touch with us on 01386 554299 or email:
We are particularly looking for volunteer Trustees, drivers and passenger assistants.
We are fundraising www.spacehive.com/green-wheel-support-for-pdvc