Thank You event for volunteers in New Earswick

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JRHT took the opportunity of Volunteers’ Week to praise and recognise the dedication and commitment of those who give up their time to make New Earswick a thriving, vibrant and inclusive community.  

On Thursday 08 June, a Thank You Event was held at the Folk Hall in New Earswick. Volunteers from across York attended the event to collectively celebrate the important role volunteers play within the community.  

Volunteers enjoyed listening to the Thornton-le-Dale Ukulele Group whilst having light refreshments. They also received a certificate and a small potted plant grown by people from the Blueberry Academy* as a small gesture to thank them and to recognise their invaluable contributions within New Earswick.  

Chris Simpson, Executive Director, JRHT said “As a small gesture of our appreciation, we held a special event for volunteers to say thank you. I would personally like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers within New Earswick who give their time so freely. Without them a whole host of activities and groups would not happen and New Earswick would not be the same.”  

Geoff Bunce, Chair of the New Earswick Residents Forum said: “Huge thanks to everyone who does voluntary work in New Earswick, they give their time freely and make the community a better place to live.” 

Blueberry Academy*  - Blueberry was formed in 2007 by Andrew Cambridge and Andy Bucklee. The service was set up to support people who had an aspiration to work and who needed practical support to develop their employment skills and work experience.