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Volunteers give 1200 years’ service

Volunteers give 1200 years’ service

26 May 2017 Read more

On the eve of National Volunteering week (1-7 June 2017) Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work (FSW) is celebrating the achievements of 60 volunteers who have between them given 1200 years’ service.

The charity is holding a lunch at St. Nicholas Church Brighton on Tuesday 30th May, when Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex will present the volunteers with awards.

Volunteers have helped in different ways, including emotional support to vulnerable families, helping with respite holidays, delivering food boxes, and driving children and their parents to appointments.

The longest serving volunteer, Mrs Margaret French has been involved with the organisation since 1960 and is currently Vice Chair of FSW’s Hove area branch. When Margaret joined, the Association ...