As a part of Volunteers’ Week, Active Lancashire hosted a free event to recognise the work of volunteers of all ages from across Lancashire. Over 90 volunteers attended the free event on Thursday 9th June 2016 at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club.
Volunteers’ Week is a national campaign by National Council for Voluntary Organisations to thank volunteers who help make a difference to the causes they believe in.
Volunteers at the event enjoyed a free BBQ, surfed on a surf simulator, played soft archery, various giant games and an incredible performance by Lancaster based community drumming group Batala. All volunteers were presented with a certificate by the Police and Crime Commissioner Robert Ruston.
Active Lancashire Partnership’s Chief Executive Adrian Leather opened the event highlighting how important volunteers are and that Active Lancashire as an organisation has a priority to support people who currently volunteer or would like to volunteer.
Volunteers Jess, Andrew, Danielle and Jonas formed a lively panel for the Q & A sessions and Colin who has stepped up from being a volunteer on the Challenge Through Sport Initiative (CSI) programme to being a CSI Support Worker, provided an inspirational insight into the journey he has taken since he became a volunteer.
The event allowed Active Lancashire to express thanks to all the volunteers who make sport happen in Lancashire.