03 May 2018

Three Samaritans,volunteers from The West Midlands donned their posh frocks and suits,for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday bash on Tuesday 22 May 2018.

Alan Alecock took 39 years of volunteering experience to the palace party,which celebrates the work of the charities and organisations that Prince Charles is Patron to.

The lucky volunteers,who were tucking into a sarnie and a sipping a brew with royalty,attended the prestigious party after being nominated for their commitment and dedication to volunteering by the Stafford branch.

Stafford Samaritans

Alan who has been a Samaritans volunteer for 39 of years,was very excited to be part of the exclusive event. he said:“It’s an honour to have been nominated to attend the special party. It will be interesting to see how these events work.” 

Alison Mason,Deputy Director,a Samaritans volunteer,who is responsible for Samaritans Outreach in the Stafford branch said:“Alan works tirelessly for Samaritans,never missing an opportunity to raise awareness of our charity in the local area. He is one of the kindest and most caring people you will ever meet. We are very lucky to have him at the branch”. 

Over the years as Patron,Prince Charles has met many Samaritans volunteers and supporters and enjoyed a cup of tea from a Samaritans mug as part of the charity’s 60th birthday celebrations in 2013. 

Samaritans volunteers presented Prince Charles with a personalised photo gift aimed to represent the number of calls for help Samaritans has answered since he became Patron. Over the 19 years as Patron,Samaritans has responded to approximately 96.8 million calls for help. 

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