Mayor of Eastleigh welcomed as part of official visit.
The Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Desmond Scott, visited local disability charity Revitalise Netley Waterside House in Southampton yesterday afternoon, as part of an official engagement to celebrate long-serving volunteers.
Also in attendance was Revitalise Chief Executive Chris Simmonds, Tim Prideaux, one of the charity’s newest Vice Presidents who has been involved with the organisation for over 20 years, and Andrew Pallister, Head of Retail.
The Mayor enjoyed tea and cakes on arrival at the centre alongside the charity’s long-standing volunteers, before proceeding to recognise their dedication with the presentation of awards.
Each of the volunteers recognised with an award have all pledged their time to one of Revitalise’s 13 charity shops across Southampton and surrounding regions for five years or more.
Speaking of the importance of the occasion Andrew Pallister, Head of Retail at Revitalise commented:
“Huge congratulations to each of our wonderful volunteers, you are all incredibly deserving of your awards. For so many years you have given your time and dedication to our charity, and it’s only right that we return our gratitude by celebrating your commitment.
“I get to see the wonderful work that each and every one of you puts in to our shops to make them an asset to their communities first hand, and I can honestly say that it’s not just our shops that are an asset to their communities and our charity – you are too.”