On Wednesday 27th November 2019 we were invited to County Hall in Preston for the Lancashire County Council 2019 Pride Awards. Each year we nominate volunteers and we are always glad of the opportunity to shout about the tremendous differences our volunteers make to individuals, services and communities in Lancashire.
Attending the ceremony we learnt of the difference one of our volunteers had made to her local library and she had been shortlisted for a Making a Difference Award. We heard how her support with library activities for children and knitting groups had been recognised by many local people and how welcome she makes everyone feel when they join the groups she supports.
In another award category the support of a Lancashire County Council employee had assisted a volunteer which in turn had led to their shortlisting for Unsung Hero. Not only had this made a huge difference to the volunteer but also the employee -the valuable experience of supporting a volunteer had inspired her to volunteer herself!
Last but not least! Mark Trent our Volunteer Officer for Fylde and Wyre was shortlisted for Unsung Hero for his commitment to supporting both volunteers in his area and our LVP team members. Mark is pictured below receiving his certificate from Chief Executive of Lancashire County Council Angie Ridgwell.
Congratulations to everyone!