Like all charities The Hamlet is supported by some fantastic volunteers who give freely of their time to ensure that we are able to continue our work with families, children and adults with disabilities across Norfolk and North Suffolk.
Did you know that all the trustees are volunteers as well? Over the last twelve months we have said ‘goodbye’ to some of our longest serving trustees. Judy Clift left us and resigned as Chair of the trustees after taking us through the challenging fundraising and building of the children’s centre at Johnson Place. Irene Macdonald has taken over as chair and we have welcomed a total of eight new trustees who bring an enormous amount of expertise and skill from their professional backgrounds as well as some who are parent trustees. Parent trustees have children who are attending The Hamlet at Johnson Place or Ella Road. A strong board is essential for any charity and we are really fortunate to have the expertise and knowledge of our board of trustees. Trustees are volunteers and play an important part in steering the development of the charity.
Volunteers support us across The Hamlet in many different ways at play schemes, at Out of Hours and in The Hive. We have a small group of regular volunteers who are able to use their skills on reception at Johnson Place as well. Knowing that people give up their time for us in this way is fantastic.
This summer we were thrilled to have the support of young people from the Norwich Community Foundation who worked really hard over a week when it would have been just as easy for them to be relaxing in the sun! They baked, painted, helped with gardening and bag packed – raising over £1700 in just a week.
On October 12th we have our special ‘Big Thank You’ event, this year to be held in the Weston Room at Norwich Cathedral when we, as a charity can say ‘Thank you’ to the people who have supported us by giving up their time for us and we are really looking forward to meeting as many of them as possible.