Diana Hardman of Battersea Volunteers (left in the picture above) met with Alex Baker from Battersea Power Station last year to explore the feasibility of having a volunteer celebration event at Battersea Power Station. The event aimed to thank local volunteers who make such a difference to our local community. Alex and the team generously agreed and offered to sponsor the event.
It seemed a natural fit to partner with Link Up London, who link skilled volunteers with charities and social businesses who help the organisations do their work better and have a greater impact. A partnership was formed and what a great evening we produced together!
The volunteer summer celebration was held on 6th July (6.30-8.00pm), in Battersea Power Station’s sales suite. It’s a gorgeous space with models of the power station and great views overlooking the river and the power station itself. It was perfect to hold the 70 (or so) volunteers and charities who attended. They provided the most delicious finger buffet and a range of drinks for our volunteers. Everyone had a great time, with lots of talking, eating and merriment had by all.
We were joined by The Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Jeremy Ambache, as well as Marsha de Cordova, MP for Battersea, who gave short, but heartfelt speeches to recognise and thank all of the volunteers for their hard work and dedication. Councillor Kemi Akinola, who is the new lead Cabinet member for the Voluntary Sector, was also able to join us.
We’re now planning for next year!
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