Two members of the Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) volunteer team who have been supporting projects during the Covid-19 pandemic attended an Afternoon Tea at Ascot Racecourse on Monday 7 September.
The event, organised by Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF), celebrating the wonderful achievements of Berkshire’s voluntary sector during the pandemic was attended by a range of representatives from local groups as well as Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Ona and Rosa were there representing RVA and the 100s of volunteers who played a vital role in our support of people needing to access food and basic goods at the start of the pandemic and more recently with our support of the vaccine rollout in Reading.
Summing up the day Rosa said “It could not have been a better day in that the sun shone and everyone was so friendly… There were around 200 people from different voluntary groups and it was interesting to talk to them and find out how they help those in need and beyond. It makes you realise how much work is done on a voluntary basis, without which many people would be in dire straits”
Both the Earl of Wessex and the Chair of BCF, Stephen Howard, gave their thanks to the work done by those present at the event and all those who have helped over the past 18 months. All the team at RVA would also like to give our thanks for the work volunteers have done and continue to do to help in the response and recovery from the pandemic.