Volunteers who give thousands of hours of their time to support Saffron Walden Museum were thanked at a celebratory tea party.

The museum has 52 volunteers who fill a number of different roles such as running the welcome desk, sorting and cataloguing human history collections and helping to run the learning activities and events.

To recognise all their hard work, the museum held a volunteer's tea party on Tuesday, June 20.

Certificates were also handed out to volunteers who have clocked up long service to the museum.

Saffron Walden Museum thanked Starbucks, Tesco and Waitrose for their support of the event.

Carolyn Wingfield, museum curator, said: "Our heartfelt thanks go to our volunteers who have given 2,640 hours of their time in the last year – without this continued commitment and dedication, the museum simply could not offer the opening hours or wide range of community activities that it currently does.


"We are extremely grateful to them and are delighted to be able to host such a special occasion to thank them properly."

New volunteers are always welcome to join the team on a regular basis or to provide ad-hoc cover, especially for the welcome desk and for activities and events.

To find out more, go to www.saffronwaldenmuseum.org, call 01799 510333 or email museum@uttlesford.gov.uk.