Volunteers week

DENBIGHSHIRE communities have been hailed for their “tremendous support” during the pandemic.

To mark Volunteers Week 2020, from Monday, June 1 until Sunday 7, Denbighshire County Council and the Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC) are thanking the more than 500 volunteers who have registered to help in various schemes since March.

Many have helped the council directly with care work within homes and the community, befriending calls, PPE and equipment drivers, homelessness support and domestic duties such as cleaning and laundry, while DVSC has placed many more with community groups across the county.

Cllr Tony Thomas, Denbighshire’s lead member for housing and communities, said: “There has been tremendous support in our communities since the coronavirus outbreak. We have seen people come together and help others and that is something to be celebrated.

“I’d like to thank all those across Denbighshire who are volunteering and congratulate them on their work and I would also like to thank DVSC for working in partnership with the Council during this challenging time.”

Helen Wilkinson, chief executive of DVSC, said: “ “We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for all volunteers who have supported residents, voluntary and community groups, third sector organisations, social enterprises, local businesses, and our public service partners like Denbighshire County Council and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Every single voluntary act - great or small - has made a real difference to people’s lives.”