THE sterling efforts of volunteers has been recognised.

Groundwork North Wales celebrated the fantastic and amazing work their volunteers undertake every week with a fabulous afternoon tea at Venue in the Park, Alyn Waters, near Gwersyllt.

They wanted to express thanks for the support and work carried out by the volunteers and took the opportunity to celebrate all they do during Volunteers Week which is celebrated between June 1 and 7 every year.

It is a week in which the UK celebrates volunteers and says thank you to them for the contribution that they make.

Volunteers across Groundwork North Wales and its subsidiaries (Refurbs Flintshire, Wild Ground, Pedal Power) were invited to Venue in the Park, Alyn Waters, and treated to a sumptuous afternoon tea.

All the volunteers in attendance were thanked by Karen Balmer CEO and Lorna Crawshaw – Head of Programmes and Partnerships and presented with a certificate and small gift in recognition of all their hard work and dedication.

Karen Balmer CEO said: “The volunteers bring so much to our organisation; skills, advice, experience but the time that they choose to give freely is so valuable particular as it is the most precious commodity in all our lives.

"So today we say thank you for that time and celebrate you.”

Lorna Crawshaw added: “Today was a lovely opportunity to thank all of our great volunteers for the work they do across North Wales. We couldn’t do it without you.”

If you are interested in volunteering locally then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Groundwork North Wales are passionate about volunteering and offer lots of opportunities in many different areas.

Whether you are looking to gain work experience and broaden your horizons, fulfil your passion in environmental issues or simply want to give a few hours a week to a cause that benefits your community, Groundwork North Wales is the organisation that can help you to do something special.

You can find out more information on volunteering with us through the website at the Facebook page @GwkNorthWales or please get in

touch directly on 01978 757 524 | and ask about volunteering.