Dedicated volunteers give time to 16 sided house

Dedicated volunteers give time to 16 sided house - A la Ronde

By: Nicola Perryman
Added: 22 January 2013

The dedicated team of volunteers from A la Ronde have contributed 17,072 hours to the property. A total of 175 active volunteers and another 16 newer volunteers have all given their time towards the engagement of the property.

Roles at A la Ronde vary from fundraising, room guiding, retail and membership recruitment.

Josie Woolger, Room Guide, says 'I am a volunteer room guide at the magical A la Ronde where I started just over five years ago, following attendance at a meeting to recruit new volunteers.  I was fascinated by the Parminter cousins, and wanted to know more about their fascinating life story. I was a bit nervous at first, but there were plenty of friendly faces to ease me in.'

Nicola Perryman, House Steward adds ' the volunteers never cease to amaze me. I enjoy working with such a great team of interested people. The hours completed last year beats our previous total and helps visitors to engage further with the property and discover more about its people story'.

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Photo credit Colin Searle Photography