Volunteers recognised for service at Arlington Court

The volunteers were honoured for their service at Arlington Court at a festive lunch.

The volunteers were honoured for their service at Arlington Court at a festive lunch. - Credit: Archant

Volunteers recognised for their hard work by National Trust ahead of recruitment drive for next year.

A NUMBER of volunteers at Arlington Court were recognised for their service at a festive lunch, ahead of a new recruitment drive.

Ivor Ferguson received the first award for 25 years of service in Arlington’s history at the lunch attended by more than 180 volunteers.

Fourteen-year-old Nathan Fouche also received a special recognition award for helping the outdoor team with their family events programme.

Paula Martin, house and collections manager who handed out the awards and said: These awards give the property team the opportunity to recognise our volunteers for the work they undertake and their ongoing commitment to the National Trust.”

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Arlington will be looking for more volunteers to join their busy teams at the beginning of next year with a series of volunteer recruitment days running at the property during February Half Term from 15 – 21 February, 11am-1pm.

Susan Dyer, who started volunteering as a room guide at Arlington this year, said: “When I started volunteering at Arlington I was immediately impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of everyone I met, both staff and volunteers; and I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year.

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“Volunteering is a very good way of seeing how a property is run from the inside and I can certainly recommend it.”

For more information call Arlington Court on 01271 851126.

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