A Sunnybank Trust volunteer recognized in Epsom & Ewell Awards #sunnybanktrust #learningdisability
8th April 2013
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Mr. Arthur Duff, a key volunteer and trustee of Epsom’s leading disability charity The Sunnybank Trust has been nominated for the the Epsom and Ewell Volunteer Awards presented by Surrey Council for Voluntary Service.  The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Councillor Christine Long, will present the awards at an evening reception on Tuesday 26th March. The Award is for those in the community who devote a significant part of their lives to serving and helping others. 

Chairman Tom Rhind-Tutt MBE said of this award: ”I am delighted that Arthur has received this well deserved honour, as he has served the Sunnybank Trust with distinction for a long time and is held in great respect by all that work with him. He probably undertakes more roles in the Trust than any other volunteer and to each area he brings expertise and that personal touch which makes all the difference.”

 When asked what this award meant to him, Mr. Duff said;

It’s not just about giving something it’s as much to do with what we personally gain from the work. At Sunnybank, I am inspired by the high level of dedication and commitment displayed by all our volunteers in their interaction with the people who use Sunnybank Trust’s services.  This is clearly evident to anyone who has ever attended a Kites Club evening but applies equally to those volunteers who stand alongside our clients and support them as Advocates or friends and whose contribution is not so publicly obvious.”

 If you would like to find out how to support The Sunnybank Trust you can contact them on 01372 749871, or visit the website www.sunnybanktrust.org

 Information: The Sunnybank Trust is based in Epsom and helps people with learning disabilities live fuller lives and enable them to have more control over decisions that affect them. The charity provides -

  • A bespoke friends programme that provides volunteer “friends” to those who are often socially isolated
  • An advocacy programme – taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights to protect their interests and obtain the services they need.
  • A weekly social club that provides choice, new skills and the chance to meet up with old and new friends

For more information contact Dorothy Watson 07884168109                                                 

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