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NDVS Volunteer Awards 2017

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Volunteers in North Devon were thanked for their contribution at an awards event which took place at The Cedars Inn on 7th June to mark the end of Volunteers’ Week 2017 which ran from 1-7 June.

North Devon Voluntary Services (NDVS) hosted the event, which was sponsored by The Cedars Inn, Barnstaple, with over 100 people attending to celebrate the work that our volunteers do in the North Devon district area, and to say thank you to them for all that they do. Councillor Sue Croft, Chairman of North Devon Council presented the nominees with certificates.

The evening started with the wonderful Pathfield School Choir, who sang 2 uplifting songs which set the tone for the rest of the evening.

This year we also had an award for Young Volunteer of the Year.  The award went to 17 year old, Jack Ireland who volunteers at Barnstaple Library.

He has been volunteering at the library for the past two years and mainly in the children’s library. He is happy to sing along with the Baby Bounce and Rhyme sessions, plus the adult Library Sing-Along sessions – and to dress up as a variety of characters as required. He helps out wherever needed and also manages the group’s Facebook page.

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Photos ©Tim Lamerton


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