Volunteers Week 2020 ends today but this year has been a Volunteer’s Week to remember.
Our celebrations were restricted due to coronavirus but we managed to deliver over 200 goody bags to volunteers in and around rural West Cheshire. This was our Thank You to all our amazing OPAL volunteers, who between them have given more than 419 hours a week in the last year to prevent social isolation in older people in rural West Cheshire. Their response during Coronavirus has been fantastic and has ensured that our Members have continued to feel supported in uncertain times.
The goody bags, lovingly put together by our OPAL fairies, contained an afternoon tea, with a scone, some clotted cream and local jam, courtesy of Co-op, Berry Fresh Bakery and Clotton Hall Dairy and delivered courtesy of the Malpas Minibus. Also in the bags were a copy of our latest OPAL newsletter OPAL Matters, a newly branded OPAL badge together with a certificate and letter of thanks from Janet our Volunteer Coordinator and Jane, Chair of our OPAL Board of Trustees. The afternoon teas were enjoyed by all.
On Friday we ended the week with a Zoom get-together when over 50 of our volunteers joined us to celebrate our recent Queen’s Award and other successes.