Portsmouth MP Stephen Morgan has marked the end of Volunteers Week by opening the Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards at Fratton Park.
The Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2018, organised by Portsmouth Together and Pompey in the Community, were held on 7th June and formed part of National Volunteers week.
The Awards – now in their fourth year, are a chance to celebrate volunteers, volunteering and the things which can be achieved working together to make Portsmouth the best city it can be.
Mr Morgan opened the ceremony by speaking about the huge benefits volunteers bring to communities in the city, he also presented the winning trophy and certificates for the ‘Community Business Award’.
Stephen Morgan MP said:
“Our city is rightly celebrated for its generosity, its talent, and warmth and when these come together through dedicated volunteers, our communities are strengthened and lives changed.
“Two thirds of people can name a national charity – but not a local one run by volunteers – yet it is it is these organisations that especially need a spotlight, and volunteers to boot. This evening was so important in making this happen, and as ever, was a pleasure to attend.
“There are already thousands of volunteers and hundreds of local groups and charities across our city doing their bit to make life better for hard working families and the vulnerable in our communities.
“Pompey should be proud about the energy, commitment, and expertise it’s volunteers bring to our communities.
“The Inspiring Volunteer awards are a great opportunity to celebrate achievement and thank those who volunteer for all they do for our great city”.
National Volunteers Week highlights the enormous benefits that volunteers all across the UK give to local communities.