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Commissioner thanks volunteers at event to mark National Volunteers Week

6 June, 2018

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner thanked volunteers for all the work they do across the county, during an event celebrating National Volunteers Week today.

Held by Lancashire Volunteer Partnership at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters, the ‘afternoon tea’ saw over 70 volunteers receive certificates of thanks for the work they do to support public services in Lancashire.

Commissioner Clive Grunshaw was one of the founding members of the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership when it was set up in 2016, along with Lancashire Constabulary, Lancashire County Council and other Public Sector organisations that are supported by the crucial work that volunteers do.

The Partnership brings a wide range of different volunteering opportunities into one place and means people that give up their time to volunteer have access to support that helps both themselves and the organisations that they volunteer for get the maximum benefit.

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, said:

“Volunteers provide vital support across our communities and therefore it’s important to recognise and celebrate the positive impact they have across Lancashire.

“This event was a great opportunity to thank some of those volunteers that are making a real difference across the county and to recognise the ongoing work being done by the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership.

“Since we were successful in bidding for transformational funding to deliver a joined up approach for Public Sector volunteering opportunities, the Partnership has gone from strength to strength, helping those who want to give up their time and make a real difference for the benefit of all. I am looking to build on this work later this year by joining together and supporting Lancashire’s social action groups.”

Ch Insp Ian Sewart, Programme Manager – Lancashire Volunteer Partnership said:

Today, as part of National Volunteering Week, is a great opportunity to thank all of our wonderful volunteers and the support they provide to public services throughout Lancashire.  Today also marks two years since the formation of the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership, made up of different public services to provide opportunities for people to volunteer.

Today will see volunteers from across Lancashire who contribute in all manner of different ways, from supporting someone who is isolated and vulnerable all the way through to Cadet leaders and Library support, come together.

“They all help to make Lancashire a better place and we are extremely proud and thankful for the support they provide, it is a pleasure to recognise their contribution at this event”

To find out more about the opportunities available and apply to become a volunteer, visit http://lancsvp.org.uk

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