Volunteering Day 21.6.21
After 15 months working from home and meeting over Zoom, the BBO staff team and participants met in person to volunteer at The Knife Angel in Hereford; stewarding, meeting, greeting, and counting visitors, taking donations, answering questions and helping to staff the base station. It was wonderful to see everyone again; some members of staff and participants met for the first time and its surprising how different everyone looks away from our computer screens! In total an amazing 17 participants turned up at the event and 12 officially volunteered over the course of the day with all 4 staff, welcoming a total of 1,700 visitors, a great team effort. Everyone enjoyed it so much we are doing it all over again on July 9th. The event is accessible to visitors and volunteers, with easy access, Braille information available and audio description through a QR code.
We were also pleased to have a visit from the Herefordshire High Sherriff Jo Hilditch who chatted to and supported our volunteers, who helped to spread the word and keep the message alive of this awe-inspiring monument against violence and aggression, an empowering symbol of beauty and guardianship and triumph against hate and aggression.
‘What a fantastic day, I feel great and loved volunteering at the knife angel and meeting everyone. I am so glad I joined hvoss.’ Mark, BBO participant.
Many thanks to the Knife Angel team for inviting us and organising this historic event.
Project Lead BBO