Citizens Advice in East Dorset & Purbeck said goodbye to two long-serving volunteers who retired following a combined service of over 40 years.
Rosemary Lunt, Research & Campaigns Coordinator, has been volunteering and working with Citizens Advice for over 20 years. Rosemary joined in 1991 as a Volunteer Adviser at Wimborne Citizens Advice. She was then employed at Dorchester Citizens Advice where she was a Deputy Manager and Tutor for 15 years. Rosemary then started volunteering at East Dorset Citizens Advice in 2015 where she worked in Research & Campaigns.
Rosemary said: “I’ve loved being part of Citizens Advice – a hub of knowledge and friendship. My work was campaigning nationally and locally, for changes to unfair policies and practices, trying to prevent problems occurring in the future, but the real heroes are the advisers who calmly and expertly support people facing problems now. So I’ll be keeping the Adviceline number in case I need it in the future!”
Diann March has been the Chair of East Dorset Friends Fundraising Committee since 2005 and has been involved with Citizens Advice in different ways since 1984.
Diann said: “I’ve been involved with Citizens Advice in various guises since 1984. My most recent time as the Chair of Friends Fundraising Committee where we were involved with some fabulous events which have raised much needed funds for the service. I now feel it’s time to hand over the fundraising reins to someone else.”
Helen Goldsack, Chief Officer, Citizens Advice in East Dorset & Purbeck said: “We are very sorry to see two of our long serving volunteers leave. Their commitment and dedication has been very much appreciated by all of our staff, volunteers and trustees. We would like to wish them both all the very best for the future.”
For more information about volunteering with Citizens Advice in East Dorset & Purbeck, visit www.edpcitizensadvice.org.uk/volunteer.
For general advice and support call the Dorset Adviceline freephone 0800 144 8848 (Textphone: 0800 144 8884), 10am-4pm weekdays or visit www.edpcitizensadvice.org.uk
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Picture Caption: Citizens Advice Volunteers Retire After 40 Years’ Service
From left to right: Diann March, Alan Breakwell, Chair of Trustees, Citizens Advice in East Dorset & Purbeck and Rosemary Lunt.
For more information contact: Sian Smith, Comms Officer, tel: 01929 408947, email: [email protected]
About Citizens Advice in East Dorset and Purbeck
Citizens Advice in East Dorset and Purbeck have offices in Wareham and Wimborne with outreach clinics throughout East Dorset and Purbeck.
Citizens Advice in East Dorset and Purbeck provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities to enable them to find a way forward whatever problems they face. We value diversity, promote equality, challenge discrimination wherever we see it and aim to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. Visit www.edpcitizensadvice.org.uk for more information. Citizens Advice in East Dorset and Purbeck is a registered charity, charity number: 1068414