We always love the Earlsdon Festival and this year was no exception. Despite the dull weather the place was buzzing and our stall was busy all day.
The Festival gives us the chance to meet thousands of people, and tell them about what we do and how we do it. Many took the chance to ask what it’s like to be a volunteer and we hope they'll want to follow this up by coming to one of our monthly meetings to talk to us about ths in more detail.
As well as our usual stall in Earlsdon Street, our Charity Shop on the corner of Moor Street and Warwick Street did a brisk trade. Many of our customers took the opportunity to look round our refurbished offices at 57 Moor Street and were interested to see our Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. They watched the very moving video of Sarah who left home one morning intending to take her life on the railway and learned what made her change her mind.
We love the Earlsdon Festival and take our hats off to the organisers. Just like Coventry Samaritans, the Festival is planned and organised entirely by unpaid volunteers