MP awards older volunteer heroes

July 31, 2006 5:33 PM

Today, David Howarth, MP for Cambridge, presented 14 older volunteers with certificates commemorating their hard work for the communities in Cambridge.

The event held in the Guildhall thanked volunteers who had been nominated by the organisation that they volunteer for their sterling and often unglamorous work. Many of the volunteers had decades of voluntary service

Mr. Howarth commented:

"Older volunteers like those I have met today contribute so much to the lives of people living in Cambridge. The people I spoke to were dedicated to their community. There is such a wealth of experience and dedication in the city and so it is great to see some of it rewarded."

Angie Ridley from the Cambridge and District Volunteer Centre added:

"Many amazing older volunteers were nominated for this award, illustrating the enormous contribution that older volunteers make to our community."

The event was organised jointly by the office of David Howarth and the Cambridge and District Volunteer Centre and follows on from a Westminster Older Volunteer Heroes event organised by the Experience Corps. Dr Monica Shutter attended the Westminster event after being nominated for her work in the mental health field. She was nominated by the Friends of Fulbourn Hospital.

David Howarth and the Older Volunteer Heroes

David Howarth with the Older Volunteer Heroes

For more information on volunteering in Cambridge please contact the Cambridge and District Volunteer Centre on 01223 356549 or

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