Local volunteers from the Colin area celebrated in style this year at Colin Neighbourhood Partnerships 12th Annual Volunteer Recognition and Celebration Barbeque event.
The event, which was held in Colin Allotments, Poleglass was hosted by Colin Neighbourhood Partnership to thank the many volunteers who give their time, skills and passion to support many individuals, groups and organisations in the Colin area.
There are now over 300 volunteers in Colin, and this event provided an opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution they provide to the Colin community.
Local sporting heroes, James Tennyson, super featherweight professional boxer and sibling Saoirse Tennyson, Captain of the Antrim Ladies Gaelic Football team, presented the volunteers with a gift of appreciation and a certificate of thanks for all their hard work.
Gemma, McCaughley, Volunteer Development Worker commented “Volunteers don’t ask for recognition, they give without wanting to receive. CNP organise this event because we do recognise the contribution they are making to their community. For the volunteer befrienders to the many sports groups in Colin, the older people’s group volunteers, the family and parent volunteers and the volunteers working with young people in our schools and youth centres. There are so many people helping others and it is a great honour to be able to say thank you to them and recognise and celebrate them and the selfless, compassionate and caring people they are.”