On the afternoon of the 13th, Jamie Friend, the High Sheriff swapped his walking gear for some rather more official attire to welcome some of our wonderful volunteers who support the work of Transforming the Trent Valley to the National Memorial Arboretum.
Louise Morris, Scheme Manager for Transforming the Trent Valley began proceedings by welcoming everyone and provided an overview and update on progress. We were also joined by Phil Metcalf, Vice-Chair of the board for Transforming the Trent Valley and Green Infrastructure and Planning Manager at the National Forest Company. Phil said a few words about the importance of the scheme and the valuable and important contribution given freely by our volunteers.
This was followed by a relaxing afternoon tea which was enjoyed by all, It was lovely to have the opportunity to chat with each other, albeit with Covid precautions in place.
Once everyone had had their fill of tea and scones, Jamie spoke to the room and expressed his admiration and heartfelt thanks to the hard working and dedicated team from Transforming the Trent Valley and its partners. He also highlighted the importance of volunteers to the success of such a scheme. Jamie thanked all the volunteers including those unable to attend today for their selfless act of kindness in giving their time freely for such a good cause, and he wished everyone every success.
Following the High Sheriffs speech, all those volunteers present we presented with a certificate of appreciation for their support.
The High Sheriff, his wife Sanda and everyone from Transforming the Trent Valley and its partners would like to thank all our volunteers for all their work and support over the last 18 difficult months.