Bridges held their first ‘Volunteer Celebration Evening’ at the Drill Hall in Chepstow, to give thanks to all of their Amazing Volunteers who have committed themselves to supporting the South Monmouthshire Community. We had around 65 attendees and was a fantastic night, full of chatter and laughter.

The Evening consisted of a heartfelt thank you speech from Mike Logan, Bridges Wellbeing Services Director, Food - beautifully made by Volunteer Jane Vaughan, A fantastic Quiz, hosted by Isla Arendell of Togetherworks Caldicot, Daphne Loads, a brilliant Edinburgh Fringe Comedian, and an Ukelele player, Sarah Hughes (Shiftypop). One of the highlights of the Evening was when Sarah sang and played an Original song about the Volunteers!

Isla and Sarah at the drill hall
(Jo Prelevic)

The Volunteers range in age from 17 upwards (some in their 70’s and 80’s) and are from all different walks of life. They all have something very special in common, which is the desire to make a difference to someone else’s life. Our Volunteers carry out many different volunteering roles, from Befrienders, Car Scheme Drivers, Group Workers, Art Groups, Sewing Groups, Gardeners, Castle workers, 5 lanes Tip Shop and TogetherWorks, to name but a few.

We are always happy to meet new Volunteers and find an opportunity that best suits them. We offer Training and Support and regular get togethers to promote Wellbeing across Monmouthshire.