Befriending volunteers wanted

We are looking for befriending volunteers that can give 1 – 2 hours per week to support an adult experiencing social isolation. Social isolation means that they are excluded from partaking in a variety of activities and often spend long periods of time alone without anyone to talk to. Through visiting a person in their…

Smethwick Community Awards 2014

The event was organised by Derek Fletcher of Sandwell Council, Tonia Flannagan of St Albans Community Association and Pat Evetts of The Friends of West Smethwick Park. The event was a great success with the Mayor presenting the awards. It was held at Holly Lodge Academy and guests included Sandwell Mayor, Councillor Linda Horton and consort Councillor Roger…

Volunteer Awards 2013

On Saturday 12th October 2013, St Albans Community Association and Better Understanding of Dementia Sandwell (BUDS) held a joint volunteer awards at Brandhall Labour Club in Oldbury. The Mayor Mrs Linda Horton gave an introduction and speech about the 2 Organisations and presented BUDS volunteer awards and Pete Ryan awarded the Pat Ryan Volunteer award…

Pat Ryan Volunteer of the Year Award 2012

Following the sad loss of Pat Ryan who had dedicated so much time and worked relentlessly to support St Albans, Tonia wanted to do something so we could celebrate her life each year. St Albans have implemented the Pat Ryan Volunteer of the Year Award. Staff were asked to nominate the volunteer they felt contributed…