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Presentation to honour Lichfield volunteers

Volunteers are set to be honoured at a presentation in Lichfield.

The ceremony will take place during the annual general meeting of the Lichfield and District Community and Voluntary Sector Support today (November 3).

The city’s branch of the organisation has gone from strength to strength since it was launched 25 years ago and now has thousands of volunteers on its books.

Eighty-five groups are members and the charity supports around 230 local organisations.

Sandra Payne, Deputy Director of the Lichfield and District Community and Voluntary Sector Support, said:

“I’m delighted that we are able to celebrate this milestone AGM at the same time as thanking our volunteers who work tirelessly to help others.

“Volunteering is a great way to give something back to the community and has also proved to be a positive step in helping people get back into work. The vast majority of volunteering positions come with training so people can also gain new qualifications. It really is a win, win situation.”

The organisation has a wide range of members including Penguins whose helpers take people with disabilities swimming, St Mary’s Centre in Lichfield which is a social club for older people and Pathways which supports victims of domestic violence.

Chairman of Staffordshire County Council Erica Bayliss will be thanking the volunteers by presenting representatives of each group with a commemorative Volunteer Staffordshire badge.

She said:

“There are thousands of volunteers across Staffordshire who selflessly dedicate their time to helping other people. They really are the heart of the community and make a real difference to the quality of lives of the people they help.

“This presentation is a small way of saying thank you to them and to let them know how much they are appreciated.”

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