Afternoon Tea at The County Buildings

2016 saw Staffordshire receive the highest number of MBE Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services being given out to various groups within the UK.
We recently received the official photograph taken just before our afternoon tea on 9th December last year when we were invited to The County Buildings in Stafford.  The event was in recognition of our Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services and was hosted by the Chairman of the County Council, Mrs Janet Eagland. 

Also in attendance was the Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire Mrs Miranda Howle. and the other eight groups in Staffordshire who received the 2016 Award.  They included:
Chasewater Light Railway and Museum
Community Engagement Support Services (CESS)
Community Together CIC
HALOW (Birmingham), Stafford Prison Visitors' Centre, Volunteer Group
Loggerheads and District Befrienders
Princess Street Training Education & Enterprise Centre
Staffordshire Ladsandads Club
The Kingfisher Project

Thank you to Mrs Eagland for giving us such warm welcome and making us feel so special.

Co-op: Supporting Local Communities

As part of their drive to encourage new membership, the Co-operative Store in Fenton invited us along to hand out our leaflets to their customers. Being one of the three chosen charities who will benefit from the Co-op's local community donation scheme, Ann and Trena were delighted to be given the opportunity to chat to their customers about the work of Manna House. The Store Manager, Helen, volunteers at the Fenton Methodist Church night shelter on Sunday evenings and has a heart for the homeless and vulnerable.  

Thanks to the folks of Fenton for your support and thank you to all the Co-op staff for making us so welcome. 

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