Hard work and commitment of Havering volunteers celebrated as part of Volunteers’ Week

PUBLISHED: 13:00 31 May 2018

The Havering Volunteer Centre holding a  big

The Havering Volunteer Centre holding a big "thank you" award ceremony for 600 volunteers being nominated and recognised for the work they do in the borough.


Over 500 volunteers will be given awards for their outstanding contribution to volunteering in their community.

The Havering Volunteer Centre holding a  big The Havering Volunteer Centre holding a big "thank you" award ceremony for 600 volunteers being nominated and recognised for the work they do in the borough.

The hard work and commitment of hundreds of volunteers in the borough will be celebrated at an awards ceremony next week.

The Big – Bee Reward and Recognition Thank You Event will round off a week of conferences and sign up events organised by Havering Volunteer Center to mark Volunteers’ Week which runs from Friday, June 1 - Thursday, June 8.

The newly elected Mayor of Havering, Councillor Dilip Patel will be handing out awards to over 500 volunteers for their outstanding contribution to volunteering in their community.

Each volunteer will be given a certificate to mark the occasion, goody bag, chocolates and light afternoon tea style refreshments of cakes and pastries.

Other events organised by the centre as part of Volunteers’ Week include a Bee Inspired conference with guest speakers including James Banks, director of London Funding - which is a network for funders and investors in London’s civil society - Christopher Stacey, co-director of charity Unlock- which is a charity for people with convictions who are facing obstacles because of their criminal record, and Keith Prince, London Assembly Member for Havering and Redbridge.

The free conference will take place at Romford Town Hall from 9.30am till 2.30pm on Friday, June 1.

Members of the public will also be able to sign up to different volunteering opportunities at a recruitment fair at Romford Town Hall in Main Road from 11am on Monday, June 4.

Shelley Hart CEO of the Havering Volunteer Centre said: “It’s truly rewarding seeing volunteers valued for their commitment to volunteering. Each and every volunteer is worth their weight in gold and this event is only a small way of saying thank you to them.

“Volunteers are central to the work of countless charities and other organisations. They are a valuable presence in many communities, making a difference in places as diverse as sports clubs, libraries, schools, police, fire brigade, Magistrates Courts and hospitals.

“The day will be so uplifting to see volunteers from all communities and ages come together in one celebration – Thank you to each and every one of them.”

This is just a small way of letting them all know how they make a huge difference and their gift of time has not gone unrecognised.

For more information about any of the events contact 01708 922214 or

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