On the 17th December West Berkshire Mencap’s Chief Executive Leila Ferguson and Fundraising Manager Carrie-Anne Ferrie visited ADP Dealer Services International in Hungerford to present their ‘Fundraising Volunteer of the Year’ award to one of ADP’s employees Stuart March. The presentation had been arranged in complete secret with Stuart’s managers Andrew Chetland and Andy Mason and was a complete surprise to Stuart.
Stuart has been taking part in ADP’s Lend a Hand Scheme where they kindly allow their employees to take time out of their work schedule to do charitable work. Stuart has been West Berkshire Mencap’s volunteer photographer through this scheme for the last year and this has helped them tremendously to raise awareness of their work and their fundraising endeavours.
Carrie-Anne Ferrie, Fundraising Manager for West Berkshire Mencap, says “Stuart has been an absolutely amazing volunteer for us and really has become a very important part of the fundraising team. Stuart will turn up to take photos no matter if it is in spare time and whatever the weather. We are extremely grateful to him and his employer for allowing us to use his fantastic photography skills to help us raise awareness of what we do and why it is important. He has really earnt the title of Fundraising Volunteer of the Year for us!”
If you are a local company who would like to support West Berkshire Mencap or if you are an individual wanting to volunteer please contact Carrie-Anne Ferrie at West Berkshire Mencap on Ra2@westberkshiremencap.org or 01635 41464