A celebration event was held to mark Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) for volunteers who help adult learners who need additional support.
Certificates were presented by Councillor Mike Connolly, leader of the council, and David Fowler, assistant director (localities).
Cllr Connolly said: “Without these volunteers many of the students who need some additional support due to a physical or sensory impairment, learning disability and/or difficulty or mental health difficulties, would not be able to attend the courses. It is vitally important nationally, and in Bury, that we have volunteers who provide a much needed support for the community and it is a pleasure to be able to attend such an event to personally thank the volunteers and to show how much they are appreciated.”
Nicky Naylor, programme manager, added: “Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Our volunteers make a crucial contribution for our service, helping students that need additional support who otherwise would not be able to attend courses and get out and about. By organising this event we just wanted to let the volunteers know how much they are really appreciated.”
Press release issued: 7 June 2013.
Picture attached: At the awards ceremony are (back, from left) Nicky Naylor, programme manager; David Fowler, assistant director (localities); Kathryn Bradshaw, Ellen Porter, Cllr Mike Connolly, leader of the council; Candy Cotter, Matthew Lee, and Marie Louise Lauder. At the front (from left) are Linda Curran, admin assistant; Jean Kay, Judith Calander, Anne Marie Taylor, Tina Kay, Kaneez Sayeda, and Lynne Barrows.
Volunteers awarded certificates but not able to attend the event: Samuel Wkikpa, Sandra O’Connor, Adam Traynor, Elizabeth Atty, John Greenwood, Karl Bradsell, Irene McCann, Christine Thompson, Enum Ahmed, Carol Mather, Ralph Green.