Club is delighted to win the Yorkshire Women Volunteer Award

The Club is delighted to win the Yorkshire Women Volunteer Award for its community service project to combat loneliness. For the last 17 yrs.  we have worked with Contact the Elderly.  The Club Service Project, led by Elsie Johnston in Harrogate  and Wetherby and Tricia Chapman in Ripon, involves Club members and other volunteers hosting tea parties once a month usually in their own home. Other members give lifts to pick up the  elderly lonely people referred to us by Contact the Elderly to and from tea parties. The guests tell us how much they look forward to their afternoon treat and often leave with goody bag for a little something extra later.   (Corporate Category)

Club members receiving the Corporate Award at the Yorkshire Women Volunteer Award

We were delighted to meet up with all the individuals and groups who are involved in making a difference to the lives of others at the Award Ceremony held in Leeds on the 10 May.

Ripon Group with Tricia Chapman with the Award and guest dog.

Harrogate Group members with Elsie centre front row.

We are also delighted Club member  Sue Williams was  also short listed for her leadership of the Libraries Project – providing craft materials to encourage families with young children to use the local volunteer run libraries.  Sue and Club members have worked very hard to build relationships with the libraries and have involved the local Lions and Masons who have been willing to help fund the project  (Community Category).

Sue Williams.

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