A grand day out

31 July 2014

A grand day out

During National Volunteers Week 1 - 7 June 2014, Maldon District Community Voluntary Service and the Dengie Project Trust wanted to promote the invaluable work that volunteers do in the Dengie Peninsular, recruit more volunteers and thank their existing volunteers at a summer garden party.

More than 100 people attended the successful event including many volunteers who give their time to support vulnerable families and adults, drive community vehicles, help with gardening or act as charity trustees.

Volunteer Jean Grant, from Maldon, said: "It was a wonderful occasion. I hadn't expected it as I just love to volunteer. Everyone has worked so hard to make it nice and make us all feel very special. Thank you."

£825 Magnox socio-economic scheme funding enabled the two organisations to bring volunteering to the front of people's minds resulting in 82 new enquiries from prospective volunteers.