6th April 2017
Cobalt joined forces with Manor by the Lake to recognise and celebrate the amazing efforts and dedication of their volunteers.
Manor by the Lake kindly donated the venue and afternoon tea for 100 volunteers, and provided a talk and tour around the Manor. Guests also took away a pretty pot plant, donated by Greenway Nurseries.
Peter Sharpe, CEO, Cobalt welcomed guests and explained how community support enables the charity to meet the needs of patients on both a local and national basis through our MRI fleet and our Cheltenham Clinic. The Fred Hanna Award, in memory of the Cobalt founder Doctor Fred Hanna (OBE), was awarded to Pat King in recognition for their outstanding volunteering efforts. Richard Hardwick and John Perkins from Woodchester and Nailsworth Support Group were specially recognised during the event for the thirty years of support they have given to the charity.
Kirsty Bradbury, Fundraising Engagement Officer, Cobalt said ‘Cobalt volunteers are vital to making our work and events a success. They help in so many ways including making greetings cards, manning reception, holding talks and presentations about our work, and by holding fundraising events such as open gardens and coffee mornings’.
‘We would like to thank staff at Manor by the Lake and Greenway Nurseries for their support so that we could hold this really special event.’
The afternoon tea was planned by the charity for their volunteers around the county to celebrate with them the great work that they do for Cobalt.