Duke of Edinburgh volunteers lend a hand

In April, we hosted a group of young people with learning disabilities for a week at our sheltered housing schemes in Walton on Thames. The group, who are working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, chose to give their time to help residents of Fenner House and Mayfield with much-needed tasks like painting fences and tidying cupboards.

Supported by Duke of Edinburgh volunteer, Jean Casha, the group also helped to prepare Easter gifts for our residents, carefully decorating 100 bags and filling each one with a variety of activities and Easter eggs which were kindly donated by Morrisons in Weybridge.

Our residents really enjoyed having the young people for the week and were delighted that they joined in with their fundraiser for people in Ukraine.

The group even found time to help our Community Allotment volunteers with preparations for the Queen’s Jubilee by making woollen pompoms which will be used to create a celebratory Union Jack and Queen’s crown.

It was a great week for everyone involved.

Janette ButlerComment