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Trust’s East Riddlesden Hall volunteers are just job!
10:00am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
A record 70,000-plus people are volunteering for the National Trust, the charity’s annual report reveals.
At East Riddlesden Hall, a 17th-century trust property, there is a team of nearly 200 unpaid workers. Among them is eight-year-old Ruby Hollingdrake (pictured), who has been helping out for the past two years with everything from gardening to testing play equipment.
Her mum Shelley, community and learning officer at the hall, said: “We would be lost without our volunteers and wouldn’t be able to do half the work that we do. They are the heart that beats within East Riddlesden Hall and help us with room guiding, learning projects, gardening, weddings, dry stone walling, bee keeping, family activities, website making and walking.”
Across Yorkshire, the trust has 1,961 volunteers.