Christmas arrived early at RAF Wyton, thanks to ten volunteers from CarillionAmey who helped to support the Station’s Charities Committee with their recent Friends and Neighbours Christmas lunch.
Our team were given the task of escorting 84 guests on and off the Station, serving them their two-course Christmas dinner and helping to run the bingo and raffle, and although it was hard work, they all really enjoyed the experience.
Major Alan York, President of the Station Charities Committee, was delighted with their help and said “I’d like to thank CarillionAmey for helping to make this year’s RAF Wyton Friends and Neighbours Christmas Lunch a resounding success. Many of our guests were disabled, elderly and in care and they thoroughly enjoyed their day in Wyton Officers’ Mess and left with a little early Christmas spirit. Without enthusiastic volunteers, willing to get stuck in to serve food, clear up, chat to the guests and generally help make a difference, the lunch would not be possible.
Station Commander, Wing Commander Rachel Dixon, agreed and said “Thank you all for your contributions to such a fun, rewarding and well received event with members of our local community. It is key that we continue to do these events as they add to the richness of life here at RAF Wyton.”
We offer all members of staff one paid day a year to take part in local community projects and our people have carried out almost 500 days of volunteering this year.