Local Charity's Volunteer Extravaganza

Katherine Low Settlement celebrates its 90th birthday

Local Battersea charity Katherine Low Settlement, kicked off its 90th birthday year celebrations in style, with an Awards ceremony dedicated to both past and present volunteers at the end of January.

139 Volunteer Awards were presented by Cllr Angela Graham, The Mayor of Wandsworth and Margaret Robson, Chair and Trustee, of the Katherine Low Settlement.

Since 1924 volunteers have played a significant role in the Katherine Low Settlement – they are the lifeblood of its everyday work. Volunteers report that they enjoy giving their time and expertise to support others in the local community of Battersea and Wandsworth. They are involved with all aspects of the Settlement’s work such as the Older People’s Lunch Club, the Crèche, Love to Learn education project or at the Reception, meeting and greeting guests and service users.
The Volunteer Awards Ceremony was a memorable evening for all involved. Retired volunteer, Daisy Campbell, felt extremely honoured to be recognised for the time she has given as Chair of the Older people’s Contact Club. She regarded the evening “as a night to remember”. Tony Morgan, an older people’s lunch club volunteer could not contain his happiness with the emotion shown towards the Mayor. Kat Gomez echoed many volunteers' thoughts when she said: "It’s lovely to be recognised for doing what I enjoy.”

The Settlement has recently undergone a new direction with Aaron Barbour as Director, who visualizes a "bright future" for the charity. Katherine Low Settlement is hosting a number of events this year to celebrate its 90th year. Join them on Twitter and Facebook to find out more or call 020 7223 2845.

March 11, 2014