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Sefton celebrates #VolunteersWeek and says THANK YOU

Sefton Council is showing its support to the hundreds of volunteers across the borough as part of the national Volunteers’ Week celebration.

Volunteers have a huge impact on the lives of residents across Sefton, not just during this time of crisis, but all year round.

Working with Sefton CVS, Sefton Council has created a volunteer network to help coordinate and share resources.

This has been vital in helping to support our elderly and vulnerable residents at this time.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in Sefton working hard to ensure that we support local people during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Throughout our incredible borough we have seen an amazing community response.

“These are difficult and challenging times for us all. Sefton’s response means that we are confident that by continuing to work together we will be able to support local people.  We are so proud to be part of Team Sefton.”

Tanya Wilcox, Sefton Council’s Head of Communities, said: “Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to our communities every day. This support has really come to the fore at this time. As a Council we are delighted to support Volunteers’ Week and salute the hard work of people who make such a difference to so many lives in Sefton.”

Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council, said: “Volunteers are an integral part of our borough. Year after year volunteers give up their own time to step up to the plate and help others, from delivering food parcels to running food banks. Our volunteers are so important in these hard times, helping us deliver the services that people need. Since COVID-19 we now have an extra 2,000 volunteers. We have such a strong, dynamic volunteer system in the borough and it exemplifies the spirit of the people of Sefton.”

For more information about volunteering in Sefton during this time visit https://www.sefton.gov.uk/miscellaneous-pages/volunteering-during-covid-19.aspx