Councillor Yasemin Brett hails ‘huge contribution’ of Enfield’s residents to charities and local organisations
Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities were honoured for their dedication and hard work at a special ceremony at Enfield Civic Centre last week.
In a ceremony overseen by cabinet member Yasemin Brett, more than 200 people were recognised for at least a hundred hours’ volunteering through the year.
The sizeable number of organisations receiving the volunteers’ time included St. John’s Ambulance Service, 10th Edmonton Scout Group, Healthwatch Enfield, Forty Hall Estate, Citizens Advice Bureau and the Metropolitan Police.
“We are truly grateful for the commitment, dedication and selflessness of all these volunteers,” said Yasemin Brett, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Arts and Culture.
“I would personally like to thank each and every one of them recognised at our 100 hours awards ceremony. They have made a huge contribution to people’s lives and to Enfield as a whole.”
The scheme recognises the efforts and achievements of those who selflessly dedicate their time and abilities to helping others and raises the importance and profile of the borough’s volunteers.
One highlight of the awards day was the recognition of 85-year-old Ken Edwards for his voluntary work spanning over 13 years with the Metropolitan Police Volunteer Programme.
In addition, a team from Radio Enfield was honoured. From the team, Radio Enfield’s treasurer Howard White and chairman David Scarff are completing 47 years of volunteering this year and station manager Andy Higgins is heading towards his 38th year.
Also present was Ann Cable, Enfield deputy lieutenant, who presented the volunteers with a certificate and unique pin badge as a token of the council’s appreciation.