We were delighted that so many of our volunteers (past and present), staff, funders, partners and supporters came to Chesil House a couple of weeks ago to help us celebrate 70 years of Citizens Advice in Winchester District.

The event was kindly sponsored by local solicitors Dutton Gregory and enabled us to say an enormous thank you to all our volunteers and staff who have worked so hard over the past few years to support local people in crisis. Their passion and commitment meant they did not allow the pandemic to get in the way of delivering a first-class advice service and adapting to new ways of working and delivering advice.

The event also gave us the opportunity to thank our wonderful funders and partners, without whom our service would not exist. As a local, independent charity we are totally reliant on local funding and fundraising to run our service and so we are hugely grateful for their support.

Dame Claire Moriarty, CEO of Citizens Advice kindly attended the event and gave a short speech and we were also delighted that Lady Appleyard, Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire was there to present our volunteers with a very special award of appreciation.   In addition,  The Mayor of Winchester, Councillor Derek Green, presented awards to three of our longest serving members of staff for their dedication and support of the most vulnerable people within our community.