How do you say thank you for people giving their time to a good cause?
The team at Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre decided giving their volunteers a night of laughter, entertainment and some tasty treats, provided by Tesco Community Champion Jenny Stimson, would go someway to saying thank you for the many hours and hard work they had given freely.
Over the past 12 months, the team of 76 volunteers at the Centre have painted walls, sorted books, cleared gutters, brewed coffee, led kids crafts sessions, displayed the artefacts and put up paintings - in fact the list is endless.
“We have found that people give their time for many reasons, whether its looking for new skills for a job or putting something back into the community or just filling some spare hours,” said Centre Manager Stephanie Dale.
“We very much appreciate their time whatever the reason.”
And the work done by the volunteers has meant the BIG Lottery funded Centre, which opened in 2011, has become a bustling building.
“Some of the highlights from the last year have been 60 volunteers helping with the Caistor community archaeological dig, stories being told to mums and toddlers twice a week in the library and local residents being helped to get IT savvy with one to one training sessions - all thanks to volunteers,” added Stephanie.
Anyone who would like to find out how to get involved can call Susan Nicholson on 01472 851605.