Long Service volunteers and staff honoured

Compaid has launched a long service award for volunteers and staff, with the first recipients receiving their awards at a summer social event last week.

More than 40 volunteers, staff members and Trustees from the charity gathered in the surroundings of Audley Willicombe Park, a private retirement complex in Tunbridge Wells.

The event was organised to thank Compaid’s volunteers and staff who support hundreds of disabled and other vulnerable people every day in and around Tunbridge Wells, and wider across the county.

Compaid Chairman John Ashelford presented the charity’s inaugural long service awards to those individuals who have volunteered or worked for ten years or more. Among the recipients were Training Centre volunteer and former Trustee Sarah Bullett (pictured), who has been with the charity for more than 25 years, and Val Sprott, Training Service Manager, who has served for 20 years.

Stephen Elsden, Chief Executive at Compaid, commented: “Compaid is a people based charity, providing one to one support through training and transport services every day. It was an honour and a pleasure to recognise long service in this way, and the feedback from recipients has been very emotional.”

The charity plans to present further awards to another ten individuals later in the year.