Retiring volunteers thanked for years of service to Eastwood community

Volunteers who have helped elderly residents in Eastwood for more than a decade have been thanked for their service and dedication.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 9:42 am

John and Rita Restorick have been stalwart volunteers with Age Concern Eastwood for ten years.

The service offers a place for over-60s to meet new friends and enjoy a hearty meal up to four times a week.

John gave his time as a volunteer driver, picking up elderly residents and driving them to the Colin Dyson Centre, while Rita served and waited on visitors in the main hall.

John and Rita Restorick have volunteered for Age Concern Eastwood for ten years.

The pair were invited to a special lunch earlier this month, where chairman Margaret Handley thanked them with flowers and presented them both with certificates of appreciation.

Rita has agreed to return to the centre to help out at holiday times.

Another dedicated volunteer, Judy Brown, has also called time after 12 years at Age Concern to enjoy time travelling in her retirement.

Trustee Josie Marsters thanked Judy for all her hard work.

Judy Brown is retiring after 12 years as a volunteer in Eastwood.

She said: “Judy has been very popular with our members and will be missed. I want to thank her for all her support over the years.

“She wants to keep in touch and will be invited on trips and events. I hope she enjoys her travels.

“Our volunteers are an intrinsic part of the charity as without them we couldn’t operate.”

Josie Marsters added: “I want to acknowledge all three on behalf of the trustees and thank them sincerely for all their support.”