Celebrating the Impact of Volunteering in Sutton
Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate the impact of volunteering in Sutton at our event in September.
We heard from Ginny Toubal, Volunteering Services Manager, St Raphael's Hospice, who runs one of the largest volunteering programmes in Sutton. Find out more about volunteer roles at St Raphael's Hospice. You can also watch their short film introducing some of their current volunteers.
We also heard from Bryn Thomas, head of the brand new Maggie's Centre at the Marsden, which officially opened on 14th October, about the role volunteering plays in supporting their service users. Find out more about Maggie's at the Marsden.
Lindsey McFarlane, from Sutton Cultural Services, spoke about the many opportunities for volunteering in Sutton's libraries, heritage and arts venues. Find out more about volunteering with Sutton Cultural Services here.
One of our longest standing volunteers, Cathy, spoke about her experiences from more than four decades in Sutton, most recently with Sutton Befrienders our project which supports adults of all ages who have found themselves lonely or isolated, whether through ill health, lack of mobility or lack of regular contact with family and friends.
And finally we heard from one of our MAPS volunteer mentors and her young mentee. MAPS is an award-winning, early-intervention project providing mentoring and advocacy support to vulnerable children and young people in Sutton. Find out more about our MAPS project.
Thank you to all the volunteers and voluntary organisations who came and celebrated with us, and to Councillor Marian James for her closing remarks.