2002 – a year of growth

2002 was a year of change in the world generally and here at VANL was no exception.

  • Westlife had their tenth number 1 hit
  • The UN froze the assets of Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda and the remaining members of the Taliban
  • The US invaded Afghanistan
  • Swiss Citizens voted against joining the UN
  • Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, died
  • Star Wars, Episode 2, Attack of the Clones was released

2002 saw a great deal of growth and change:

  • 37 new members joined VANL
  • 70 Volunteers were placed in CVOs
  • We had three external offices in Isle, Brigg and Barton
  • Our minibus was in great demand with more volunteer drivers being trained
  • The Children’s Fund Local Network was established
  • Due to increased service demand, a Finance Manager was appointed