On Friday the forum held a Celebration of our volunteers event which was also our last speaker meeting being held in the Shirmoor Centre.
We honoured those who were nominated for and won a North Tyneside Council Chairmans Commendation Award- Chis Rickard, Lauren Anderson, Anthony Kettle, Rebecca Miller, Martin Heslop & Ali Finlayson, they all deserved their awards for the huge contribution they make on a daily basis to the forum, we are so grateful to them and all our volunteers.
NTDF staff were presented with certificates for the recent first aid course they completed with Paul Finnemore of First Aid North - we are all in safe hands with 5 staff members now qualified first aiders!
Entertainment was provided by our inter-generational women's choir and the NTDF Songbirds group who performed some favourites with tutor Celia Bryce & our own Dave Ellison sang some local songs for s all.
Chief Officer Sue Adams raised a toast (with fizz!) to our volunteers and spoke about the amazing times ahead of us with the move to new premises. NTDF member Alan Rowley also offered some very kind words about what the forum means to him.
A lovely afternoon cherished by all who attended,
You can see pictures from the event on our gallery page.