National Volunteers’ Week Celebrated in Wells

12 Jun 2019

Last week, all over the country, people celebrated National Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June, and at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells the team was recognised for the huge contribution they make: over 15,000 volunteer hours a year, helping with everything from storytelling, gardening and office work to guiding visitors around the beautiful gardens.

Pictured here are Malcolm Mogford (left) and Tony Thompson, repairing the Victorian waterwheel.
There are over two hundred volunteers at The Bishop’s Palace and they were invited to a tea party, organised by Wake Up Wells followed by an evensong service and drinks reception at Wells Cathedral last Thursday to celebrate, along with other volunteers from around the city, the huge contribution they all make. The celebrations will continue later in the month with a boules tournament on the south lawn.Webp-net-resizeimage-(4).jpg

Siobhan Goodwin, Volunteer Co-ordinator at the Palace says “Not everyone has time to spare to volunteer during opening hours, but there are other ways you can help”. Robin Duys, a guide at The Bishop’s Palace explains: ‘Many of us travel in from surrounding villages and parking can be a big problem. If you live near The Bishop’s Palace and have space on your driveway between 10am and 4pm perhaps you would be willing to offer the use of it to our team.’ While many of the volunteers use public transport, there are times when this is simply not practical and it would be great to ease the city-wide issues of parking.

If you can help, please contact Siobhan Goodwin, Volunteer Coordinator on 01749 988111 ext 202 or email
National Volunteers’ Week Celebrated in Wells
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