Presentation of a Cheque from the Original Volunteers
On Saturday 10 June 2017 some of the original library volunteers attended the Vintage Tea Party at the library. They had been working at the library, helping to ensure it remained open, for the past three years or more, on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays. Pat Gardner, Vice Chairman of the Trustees, said, “The Vintage Tea Party gave the Trustees a good opportunity to thank the original volunteers for the tremendous role they played in keeping the library going and for their support for us as the Trustees and some new volunteers took over running the library services, along with the help of some original volunteers who stayed on”. Chairman of the original volunteers, Richard Leak, presented Pat with a cheque for £1,214.64 which represented the balance of the funds raised for the library by the original volunteers.
The photo shows, left to right, Bob Gibbon, Kelsey Hodgson, Christine Cooper, June Watson, Pat Gardner, Judy Woodroffe, John Freeman, Richard Leak, Rosie Asquith and Lesley Newton. Bob, Christine and Rosie are former volunteers who generously decided to remain ‘in post’ to help and mentor the new volunteers.
Stalls at the event included tombola, refreshments and cakes, and second-hand books were on sale, as always in the library.