The Pat Ryan Volunteer of the Year Award
On Friday 8th June 2018 St Albans Community Association held their annual volunteer awards at Brandhall Labour Club in Oldbury.
Every year staff are asked to nominate the volunteer they felt contributed significantly to the centre to receive the Pat Ryan Volunteer of the Year Award. Nominees are current volunteers of the centre. Staff voted and the unanimous winner was Alan Fereday.
Alan has been with St Albans for over 10 years and in this time has covered many volunteer roles including driving our minibus.
He has become an integral part of our team and we genuinely would struggle to cope with the Outmeal deliveries without him. Alan volunteers 5 days per week in the centre delivering over 50 meals per week to housebound clients.
Pete Ryan and our Chair, Robert Evetts presented the Pat Ryan Volunteer of the Year Award to Alan for his commitment and dedication to St Albans.
There were many more awards presented to the volunteers that evening and the St Albans staff and supporters had a great evening. With a buffet made up of a range of sandwiches, chicken or vegetarian curry, rice, naan bread and samosa. The evening was a great success, there was lots of eating, dancing and fun.