Join us as we pay tribute to the volunteers and voluntary organisations who work tirelessly for the people of West Lancashire by celebrating National Volunteers Week (1-7 June 2020).
Volunteers have always been a really valuable part of West Lancashire. But this year, their work has taken on even greater significance.
As part of West Lancs Together, our voluntary community has supported the most vulnerable in our community by delivering medicine, and delivering food to those most in need. In addition to this, volunteers have been helping to tackle loneliness by calling people who feel isolated and vulnerable at this time.
Councillor Gaynar Owen, Mayor of West Lancashire, said: “I’ve been really moved to hear about the many acts of individual kindness that have helped so many people; and I am proud of how our local services and voluntary sector have worked together to take care of those everyday matters – like having someone to talk to, or making sure vulnerable people have enough to eat.
I hope the efforts of everyone involved will help build an even stronger voluntary sector for West Lancashire in the future, and I hope others have been inspired to become a volunteer by the great work we have all seen in recent times.
I would normally be attending an important event with West Lancs CVS to celebrate Volunteers Week, but as we are all currently staying safe and staying indoors as much as possible I look forward to attending such an occasion later in the year.”
In the coming weeks and months, the Council will be doing more to shine a light on what our volunteers bring to our community.
But in the meantime, please join us in saying a special thank you to all our volunteers and voluntary organisations.
If you’d like to find out more about West Lancs Together, please visit www.westlancs.gov.uk/westlancstogether