Fizz and thanks at Wentworth volunteer celebration

By Admin | 13/06/2018

Fizz and thanks at Wentworth volunteer celebration
Left to right: Sarah McLeod, chief executive of Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, presents a “thank you” sponsored roof slate to volunteers Lisa Guy and Tilly Poskitt.

VOLUNTEERS enjoyed a prosecco picnic as a gesture of thanks for their hard work.

Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust put on the celebration to mark National Volunteers’ Week.

And a special slate with a “thank-you” tribute to the willing helpers will be installed on the roof of the mansion as part of the trust’s Mark Your Mark in History campaign.

In the past five months, the 113 Wentworth volunteers have clocked up an impressive 6,446 hours of service.

Volunteers co-ordinator Alison Constantine said: “Volunteers undertake a vast range of roles, including gardening in our fabulous historic gardens and housekeeping to keep the enormous house clean and tidy.

“We also couldn’t do without those who work front of house to offer a warm welcome to our visitors, including our oldest volunteer of 82, and others who act as house chaperones to keep an eye on over-enthusiastic TV and movie crews and actors filming here.”

Wentworth’s youngest volunteer, an 18-year-old harpist, entertains guests in the opulent surroundings of the Marble Saloon.