Over 100 friends, funders, supporters, volunteers joined hvoss staff and trustees on Wednesday 4th September to watch Megan Bennett MBE officially open the new hvoss HQ at 52 Broad Street, Hereford.
Above: Megan Bennett MBE cutting the ribbon.
It was fitting that Megan was asked to open the new premises. For over 70 years Megan has been a champion of volunteering, health and social care, community transport, and youth initiatives in Herefordshire. These areas are all core to activities and services supported by hvoss. She also has a long history of being a trustees with a number of local charities and infrastructure organisations, and was involved in the merger to establish hvoss in 2011. In recognition of his selfless contribution to community life in Herefordshire Megan was awarded an MBE in 2010.
Will Lindesay thanked everyone that had made the move to the new offices possible, paying thanks to all volunteers and local businesses that helped with the refurbishment.
Special thanks were expressed to Eveson Charitable Trust, EF Bulmeer Benevolent Fund, and Rotary Club for the City of Hereford, all of whom provided vital grant support. Together with the invalauble contribution provided by LD Preece as well Mark Tucker, our new landlord, we now have an office space to be proud of.
Will Lindesay, hvoss Chief Executive, said that the support of Mark Tucker, our landlord was the key factor. Will said he was delighted Mark had joined us for the opening ceremony today.
Will publically thanked Mark for gifting hvoss a 5 years rent free lease on 52 Broad Street. This amazing and generous gesture was met with a large round of applause by everyone who had gathered outside prior the ribbon cutting.
Following the official opening, attendees enjoyed refrehments prepared by Talent Match participants.
The newly refurbished offces provide hvoss and our community services with accessible and prominent offices space in a prime Hereford city location The Base, below the ground floor office space includes a small meeting room and training room which hvoss hopes to make available for use by community groups and members in the very near future.
Above: Will Lindesay, hvoss Chief Executive thanking everyone for their help in making the move possible