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We Threw a Party!

In November we were awarded the King’s Award for Voluntary Service, and were absolutely thrilled and so proud of every single one of our volunteers. To say well done to them and celebrate their achievement, we threw a big party for our volunteers!

The King’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest Award given to local voluntary groups in the UK and is awarded for life, we are so proud that our incredible volunteers are getting the recognition they deserve!

The night included speeches by our Founder Lorna, the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, and the Deputy Lieutenant. We also celebrated the commitment all of our longest-serving volunteers have given to Share and Repair, who have been with us since we started.

In his speech the Deputy Lieutenant said ‘one of the things that you’re unique for is your ability to teach people how to repair things… You don’t get the King’s Award for being good at what you do, you get it for being exceptional, be very proud of what you’ve achieved.’

Thank you to every single person who volunteers with us, we wouldn’t have achieved this without you, and we hope that you enjoyed the party!

Thank you!

We also wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to making the evening special for our volunteers, to our sponsors who helped make the evening and everything we do possible, and our staff for organising a brilliant night! We have some amazing organisations to thank, without their generosity we would not have been able to throw such a fantastic party.

Firstly thank you to The Hilton and Apex Hotels who donated all the cutlery, crockery, linen, glasses – the list goes on and on! Thank you to Bath Community Kitchen for the absolutely delicious food, and The Flower Shop at Bath College for our beautiful table centrepieces.

All our volunteers were able to take home a goody bag at the end of the evening and included beautiful seeds donated by Prior Park Garden Centre.

And the lions share of the beer for the evening was donated by Lost and Grounded Brewery – thank you so much!

We had some extra treats for some lucky volunteers in the form of our raffle prizes. Good Day Cafe donated 14 boxes of delicious chocolate brownies – one for a lucky winner on each table! The Hilton donated a 2 night stay, Hybrid Health Physiotherapy a massage voucher, and Electric Bear donated a gift pack of beer.

Lastly thanks to our generous sponsors Buro HappoldBath Spa UniversityUniversity of Bath, Mitchell & Dickinson, BWCE. Your generosity meant we could truly give our volunteers the event that they deserved!

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