Vol­un­teer cen­tre marks 40 years

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - County Square -

Ash­ford Vol­un­teer Cen­tre has been com­mended for 40 years of ser­vice to res­i­dents in the bor­ough.

The cen­tre in Ber­wick House, El­wick Lane, Ash­ford was pre­sented with a spe­cial plaque by Ash­ford MP Damian Green to cel­e­brate the land­mark.

The char­ity group’s chair­man Peter Feacey said: “It was hum­bling to be pre­sented with the plaque. We have been about for 40 years and I hope the char­ity car­ries on the great work for years to come.”

The plaque was made by the Kent ‘Men in Sheds’ char­ity project and was given to the cen­tre free of charge.

The vol­un­teer cen­tre’s mis­sion is to in­spire more peo­ple across Ash­ford to vol­un­teer. The cen­tre works with all ages and runs sev­eral projects for the ben­e­fit of the lo­cal com­mu­nity as well as sup­port­ing other vol­un­tary ser­vices.

One of the main ser­vices they pro­vide is help­ing to pro­vide the el­derly with trans­port and care af­ter they re­turn from the hospi­tal.

For more in­for­ma­tion call 01233 665535.

Pic­tures: Gary Browne FM4748711

MP Damian Green vis­it­ing to cel­e­brate 40 years of the Ash­ford Vol­un­teer Cen­tre

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