David's Royal Welcome

28th July 2017

Volunteers work incredibly hard and their involvement benefits both the organisations they support and the individuals themselves. Managing volunteers is rewarding, but there’s no greater honour than when Her Majesty The Queen acknowledges you.

This is what has happened to David Potts, volunteer manager at Ordsall Hall.

As Salford Community Leisure’s volunteer manager, looking after volunteering opportunities at the museums and libraries across the organisation, David has his work cut out.

In recognition of the work he does, David was invited by the Lord Chamberlain to attend the Buckingham Palace Garden Party in June.

Speaking about the exciting trip, David said:

“We applied for the Queen’s award for volunteering at Ordsall Hall which was championed by two of the Greater Manchester Lieutenancy, Lorraine Carter Worsley – MBE and Sue Lomas – OBE and despite not being selected for an award this time, there was a positive outcome; I was invited to go to London to attend the summer garden party. It was an honour to represent Salford Community Leisure and Ordsall Hall.

 “I really enjoy my job and managing the varied and exciting volunteering opportunities that we provide at the hall for individuals and businesses. The role gives me a real sense of pride and satisfaction.

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