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Charity volunteers clock up long service
2:59pm Tuesday 8th January 2013 in News
THREE long-serving volunteers have notched up almost 40 years of combined service at a charity cafe in Darlington.
Brenda Burnside, Pat Elliott and Sylvia Porter-Merry have been diligently waiting on tables and helping customers at Age UK’s cafe, at the charity’s Bradbury House headquarters for a total of 38 years between them.
Mrs Burnside said: “I love every minute of my time spent serving customers, we have quite a bit of banter and make sure they are all right.”
Chief executive Gillian Peel said: “Age UK relies on its amazing volunteers.
“Without them we could not provide many of our services. The cafe is very popular and any profits go towards supporting our other services such as befriending, where we have more than 160 volunteers who visit older people who are lonely or isolated.”
Age UK Darlington’s Café Refresh is open from 9.30am to 3pm from Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.