People often ask how we keep the West Kent show "on the road" and why our fabulous team of volunteers keep coming back to help, week-in, week out. The answer is simple. Regardless of the banter and the leg-pulling, we go that extra mile to say "thank you" and to let them know that their hard work and support is appreciated.
Tonight, Jon and I are hosting the first of three receptions to thank the 100+ people who make it all possible. This evening it is "Seafood and Champagne" for our fundraisers and donors, without whose efforts we would not have the money to pay for the printing, the postage, then rent and yes the wages!
Tomorrow we are hosting a lunch at a local family-run restaurant for our full time volunteers, the team of 20+ who come in at least once a week to pack envelopes and enter data.
Then on Thursday, it's the turn of the staff and interns to enjoy a Christmas lunch at the fabulous Rules at Covent Garden.
All of the above is paid for by sponsors, who like what we are doing at West Kent Towers and want it to succeed.