MP thanks local volunteers

June 10, 2013 11:46 AM

Tom Brake MP has marked Volunteers' Week last Friday by expressing his support for all the volunteers working in the London Borough of Sutton.

To celebrate and thank local volunteers, Tom joined the Volunteer Centre Sutton, local volunteers and volunteer organisations for the 'Brilliant Breakfast' event held at the Europa Gallery on Friday 7 June.

"Volunteers make a huge difference. As an MP I regularly visit charities and meet with vulnerable people in Carshalton and Wallington who depend on the kindness and selfless commitment of those who give up their time to help others."

"I have met many local volunteers and seen firsthand the incredible work they do. I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge 'thank-you' to all volunteers. The sterling work you are doing makes our society better."

Volunteers work across communities in organisations such as; sports clubs, community groups and museums, as well as public sector bodies, schools and hospitals. This week marked the 29th National Volunteers' Week - a nationwide week to celebrate the work of millions of volunteers who give up their time to help others.

Organisations nationally recognised the contribution of their volunteers through holding awards ceremonies, recruitment fairs, celebration events, training opportunities and volunteer taster sessions.

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