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Local volunteers have moment in the spotlight

Ken Fraser and Cllr Geoff Settle (640x495)
Photo: Volunteer, Ken Fraser, with the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Geoff Settle

70 nominated volunteers came together for a celebration event on Wednesday 3 June during National Volunteer Week.

The council’s neighbourhood team teamed up with Warrington Voluntary Action to hold the event at Orford Jubilee Hub.

Amongst the group of nearly 200 volunteers were peer mentors from Penketh High School, volunteers from Citizens Advice Bureau, Walton Hall zoo, local churches, residents associations and luncheon clubs.

The Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Geoff Settle, presented the volunteers with certificates to commend their work and awards to the winner of each of the seven categories.

Cllr Kate Hannon, executive board member for leisure, community and culture, said: “I was honoured to attend this year’s celebration event and to hear the stories of those people who really care about their community. Due to the large number of fantastic volunteers in the town, it’s great to see that the event has become so popular!

“People who play a part in making their local area a great place to live and work need to be recognised for the hard work that they do.

“They are the backbone of their community and I am very proud of the generosity of the many people who give up their time to make their community a better place.”

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