Sefton Council for Voluntary Service and Volunteer Centre Sefton hosted an online event ‘A Time To Say Thanks’, in partnership with Sefton Council, to recognise the invaluable contribution volunteers across Sefton have made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as part of Volunteers Weeks 2021.
The event was a chance to hear from local Voluntary, Community & Faith groups and volunteers who stepped up to support their communities when they were most needed!
We were joined by a number of groups and volunteers, who shared their insight into the response and mobilisation of volunteers from across the borough;
– NHS South Sefton CCG, Vaccination Volunteers
– Netherton Feelgood Factory, Befriending Volunteers
– South Sefton Foodbank, Foodbank Volunteering
– Formby AFC, Jab Cabs & Mobilisation in Formby & Ainsdale
– Brighter Living Partnership, Shopping Project in Southport
We also heard from volunteers working across Sefton, who shared their experiences volunteering over this past year and some of the positive impacts their work has had on not only the individuals they’ve supported but personally too.
A special thanks to the The High Sheriff of Merseyside Nigel Lanceley DL FCA and The Worshipful The Mayor of Sefton Cllr Clare Louise Carragher for attending to share their own thank you to volunteers. Thanks also to Sefton Council Chief Executive Dwayne Johnson for attending the event.
You can hear more from guest speaker Cllr Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member for Communities & Housing, about the impact of volunteers on our communities in Sefton.