Cambridgeshire ACRE helps celebrate the hard work of local volunteers

Attendees at Cambridgeshire ACRE Village Hall Coffee Morning enjoying cake to celebrate National Tru

Attendees at Cambridgeshire ACRE Village Hall Coffee Morning enjoying cake to celebrate National Trustees’ Week. - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire ACRE, the County’s rural development charity, has been helping local volunteers celebrate National Trustees’ Week (November 7 to 13) recognising the hard work and commitment put in by volunteers throughout the UK.

At one of its regular ‘village hall trustee coffee morning’ get-togethers, Cambridgeshire ACRE produced a cake so that those present could help celebrate the hundreds of trustees across the county who work tirelessly to keep their village halls operating for their communities.

The trustees attending the coffee morning also learned more about fire safety within their village hall thanks to a training session provided by Philip McQuillen, Watch Commander and technical fire safety officer, and Jill Gibbs, community safety officer, from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue.

Lisa Chambers, community facilities development officer at Cambridgeshire ACRE said:

“Trustees work so hard for their charities and it is really important that we celebrate and recognise their achievements. So many of Cambridgeshire’s village halls rely on dedicated volunteers who put in many unpaid hours, being there every day to open up, ensure the bills are paid and that the public are safe using their local facilities. We believe they deserve special thanks.”

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The next coffee morning networking event takes place on Tuesday December 13 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at The Glebe, 4 High Street, Sutton – to book your space please email or call 01353 865048.

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