Christmas Volunteer Party

We had a fantastic turnout at our Xmas volunteer bash on Wednesday – well over 50 people, possibly 60! Much bubbly was drunk, many laughs were had and questionable raffle prizes received.

The raffle prize novelty moustaches went down a treat with two of Gavin’s Tech Buddy volunteers.

Not only is May in the photographs above one of our Trustees, she also does loads of other stuff around the centre, such as being our photographer and assisting with our newsletter distribution. We love you May! You can read an interview with May in our November 2016 newsletter.

We were really pleased to welcome some of our Saturday cafe volunteers too. They help us to feed over fifty guests every Saturday! The great thing about volunteering at Abbey is that many of our roles are very flexible – some of our cafe vols do a shift once a month and some love it so much that they come almost every week!

Our choir also put on a stellar performance to get everyone in the party mood. Here they are rehearsing:


Hassan (above, centre) is our Table Tennis volunteer at the centre. He trained to be a qualified coach at the centre after we were awarded a FreeSport grant at the centre. Sometimes opportunities like this pop up for us to get some really good quality training for our volunteers so they are getting something back as well as giving.

Our volunteers are all ages and come from all backgrounds. Most are local but many come for far away to bring their magic to Abbey! Everyone brings something different to the table.


We hope everyone had as much fun as we did! If you’d like to join the happy bunch above, all you need to do is click here.

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