2 June 2021
A time to say thanks: MP celebrates work of local volunteers

Philip Dunne MP is joining local charities in thanking local volunteers for their hard work supporting people and communities across South Shropshire as part of Volunteers’ Week 2021.


With volunteers at a vaccine clinic at Ludlow Community Hospital

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration – now in its 37th year – of the contribution and dedication of millions of volunteers who give up their time in the service of others. This year Volunteer’s Week is celebrating both those who have continued delivering vital work as volunteers over the past 12 months, but also all those who usually volunteer but have not been able to because of the pandemic.

Mr Dunne said:

“These past 18 months have really shown the importance of volunteers to the community in South Shropshire, many of whom decided to volunteer for the first time. This has complemented the exceptional work of regular volunteers in local charities and organisations across South Shropshire, who selflessly give up their time for causes about which they passionate, but may have seen their efforts disrupted by the pandemic.

“From NHS and vaccine volunteers, to those who supported neighbours who needed food and medical deliveries while shielding, and all others who give up their time, I want to thank everyone who has gone above and beyond to volunteer in the community.”