Go Volunteer would love to congratulate Thai Society for all their hard work.
Thai Society were crowned the winners of the Go Volunteer competition which was organised for Clubs and Societies.
Aruna Rattanagiri Buddhist Monastery in Newcastle has sent a request for help for the annual Robe Offering (Pah Bah) Festival, which is a vital day for Buddhism and Thai culture.
Thai society arranged a group of student volunteers to assist the monastery with organising and run the event smoothly. Their duties were mainly to facilitate the locals who come for a festival participation, control the visitors so it won’t be too crowded in the monastery, assist vulnerable people if needed and tidy up the whole area.
A huge congratulations also goes to Women’s Lacrosse as they are the runners up of the competition.
Women’s Lacrosse organised a charity auction and raffle at Bar Blanc in Jesmond. They raised over £600 to spend on food for the Newcastle West End Food Bank. This benefited many in the local community in Newcastle that are in desperate need and needing to use food vouchers. This was particularly important in the lead up to Christmas.
Well done to all other clubs and socieities who took part in the competition, it was amazing to see what you are up to and how you are giving back to the local community.