200 volunteers, nominees and VIP guests recently attended Volunteering Celebration event hosted by Durham Community Action at Beamish Museum.
The event recognised and showcased the volunteering achievements of individuals and groups; volunteers and their guests.
PCP volunteers were nominated and acknowledged at the event and they got to visit the 1900’s towns and exhibits, enjoyed refreshments in the tearooms and received certificates at a formal ceremony in the Masonic Hall.
David Cockburn was nominated for his time and enthusiasm helping in our Community Garden, including welcoming new participants and setting up a garden blog about all the good work that goes on.
Margaret Buckley was recognised for being a fantastic Buddy for the Buddies Befriending Service, supporting people aged 50 years and over who are isolated and lonely as a result of an illness, disability, age or family circumstances.
PCP Cycle Marshals got a group nomination and Vijaya Kotur and Mike McCabe represented them at the awards.
And for Healthwatch County Durham, Mervyn Hockin, Tony Bentley, Jean Ross, Reg Davison, Anne Glynn, Pam Coombs and David Coombs were all thanked for their work in putting our local health and social care services in the spotlight through entering and viewing local services, sitting on the board and engaging with volunteers.
We couldn’t achieve as much without the support of all our dedicated volunteers. In the last 10 years 47,728 volunteer hours have been provided which the equivalent of a £403,302 saving.
We can’t thank all of our wonderful volunteers enough!