Current volunteer, Jean, spoke passionately about befriending and the positive impact it has on the child she befriends. Jean said:
It’s a pleasure to see how his confidence has grown. I’ve been able to facilitate activities which he enjoys such as going swimming, doing maths and just running around in the fresh air. He is a joy to be with.
Thanking Viv for her commitment to the charity, trustee Chrissie Morse said:
Viv has given so much time to Friends of the Family and it shows as we are in a great position today. She has identified and encouraged the skills of the Board and has been an inspirational Chair to us all. She leaves Friends of the Family in the very capable hands of Karen Hazlitt.
Cllr Eleanor Bell, Mayor of Winchester said:
Thank you from myself on behalf of the City of Winchester and the district. I know how important your work is and the impact that it has on children and families. You are a Winchester-based charity and you are doing fantastic work which is so worthwhile.