On Friday 9th June we held a community group networking event to celebrate Volunteers Week. The event was held in the Tesco Community Space in the Lottbridge Drove Store and it was well attended by many local groups doing great work in the Eastbourne Community.
The Tescos Community Champions told us about their role and how Tesco could support community groups, Brenda Bruzon told us about Operation Shine and all the groups attending had a chance to share a little briefly about their work.
There was a lot of chatting, coffee drinking and cake eating going on, as well as a raffle with prizes to pamper the attendees who all do so much for our community.
Thank you to Families for Autism for donating some china items from their shop, Janets’ Flowers for donating a beautiful flower arrangement and local art gallery, The Makery, for donating a £10 voucher. Attendees also won a Thai foot massage and a head, neck and shoulder massage from Meesuk (based at The Labyrinth next to our Hub) and a professional nail manicure from Divine Nails and Beauty in Mark Lane. We think volunteers should be pampered!
A lot of connections were made and we had a lot of positive comments about the evening so we hope to make this a regular monthly event.