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- Thank you to Pershore & District Round Table. July 11, 2018
Thank you to Pershore & District Round Table for their generous donation.
Pershore Volunteer Centre operates 2 mini-buses, which are available for other charities and community groups to hire. When not on hire the Centre uses these mini-buses to run a number of services transport people from Pershore and surrounding areas to wide variety of venues, including the weekly shopping trip to the Co Op, fortnightly trips to the lunch club at St Andrews Centre. In the year to March 2018 the centre undertook 2,500 passenger journeys; all using volunteer drivers.
Eric Wiles -Chairman of the Volunteer Centre said “the mini-buses are expensive to buy and maintain and we are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Roundtable for their help to support one of our mini-buses”.
In recognition of the Roundtable’s support the minibus will soon be carrying their logo, so look out for it around town.
“At Pershore & District Round Table we are committed to helping the local community. By making this donation to your fantastic organisation, it is a great way for us to reach out to the whole community, particularly vulnerable people who rely on your service so dearly. It is a pleasure for us to help in some way and hopefully we can continue to work together in the future.”
- CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDRAISERS June 8, 2018
Our volunteers have gone the ‘extra mile’ in this year’s volunteer week clocking up 165 miles!
Sam Nutting , from Pershore, completed a 5km walk around Evesham and raised £200 for Pershore Volunteer Centre on Working World’s annual sponsored walk.
Emily Foster-Phillips and Roland Honeybunn cycled 80 miles from Pershore via Evesham, Welford on Avon, Broadway, Beckford, Tewkesbury, Upton upon Severn, Worcester, Upton Snodsbury then back to Pershore Volunteer Centre. Emily and Roland completed this in 6.5 hours and raised more than £500.
Tony Rowley, Chairman of Wychavon District Council and Eric Wiles, Chairman of Pershore & District Volunteer Centre welcomed them back to the Pershore Volunteer Centre as part of the Volunteers’ week open day and presented them with commemorative certificates.
Sam Nutting (left) was thrilled to raise money for the Volunteer Centre: “I like to help people”. As well as fundraising, Sam attends Working World Evesham, which is a training centre for people with a learning disability who need a little extra support getting into the workplace.
Emily (right) chose to help raise vital funds for the Volunteer Centre in recognition of the help and support that she has been given by the Volunteer Recruitment team over the last few years. “This has helped me to gain valuable experience and motivation to push towards my goal of achieving a sports degree at Worcester University.”
Roland said “I am helping to raise funds for the Volunteer Centre which provides a valuable Community Transport Service for elderly people in and around Pershore who are unable to access public transport.”
Eric expressed his gratitude: “The whole volunteer centre – trustees, clients and staff – are truly grateful to these volunteers for giving up their time to help us to help some of the most vulnerable people in our community. We thank them.”
Tony, also a Trustee of the Volunteer Centre, said “We need to raise £3,000/month to be able to provide services including Lunch Club, Community Transport and Volunteer Brokerage finding other, not-for-profit, organisations vital volunteers to help provide their support to our community. Contributions like this are very much appreciated”.
- Emily & Rowland are cycling 80 miles May 25, 2018
These two enthusiastic volunteers are covering 160 miles between them to say “thank you” to the Volunteer Centre and help to fund its work for others.
Pop in to the office in Pershore to sponsor them or go to our My Donate page https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/emilyfoster-phillips1
We are very grateful to them and the paramedic’s support.
- PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH in aid of PERSHORE VOLUNTEER CENTRE May 3, 2018
PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH at Pershore Town Football Club, King George Way, Pershore
On Saturday 19th May 2018, 12 noon onwards. Entertainment and raffle included.
Drinks can be purchased at the bar. Ticket price £6 per person available from Pershore Volunteer Centre.
- Thank you Taylor Wimpey April 19, 2018
We are so grateful to the staff of Taylor Wimpey who nominated us for their Built for Worcestershire competition & even more grateful for our supporters who voted! As a result we have been awarded £1000. This will help us at Pershore Volunteer Centre to continue delivering our volunteering & community transport services for benefiting people in town & the surrounding villages.