This year’s PCVS (Peterborough Council for Voluntary Services) Annual Volunteer Awards were held on March 12th 2014. This celebration is quite unique to Peterborough and offers recognition for the work carried out by volunteers in order to create a better community. Volunteers come from many walks of life and give their time and energy freely in helping many groups, organizations and charities meet their goals.

Each year, local charities can acknowledge an individual for their amazing and outstanding contribution to others by nominating them for a volunteer award. Nominations may be based on length of service, commitment and dedication, outstanding performance or for any other reason their coordinator feels they deserve recognition.

This year the PAB nominated Keith Rostron for his hard work at the PAB coffee mornings. Keith attended the award evening with his wife Wendy who also helps out at the coffee mornings and Carol Abell (PAB chair). It was great to see Keith and Wendy’s commitment to the PAB recognised by the PCVS and we were really proud of the work that they and all our other volunteers do. Please click here to see more pictures on our gallery page.

“Wendy and I had a super evening at the PCVS Awards, with Carol.  It was both inspiring and humbling to meet and hear the stories of people volunteering with different charities and the work they do.  Wendy and I very much enjoy helping at the PAB Coffee Mornings and chatting with our lovely members.” Keith Rostron

Our coffee mornings are really important for many of our members and are always well attended. As well as insuring that the day to day lives of our visually impaired people are improved, we also work hard to insure that people continue to have a good social life, keep involved in the community, and maintain a healthy body and mind. Our coffee mornings are great social events and we also have regular quizzes, guest speakers and other entertainment. Click here to find out more.

Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service (PCVS) is a registered charity set up by local organisations in 1980 as an umbrella and network organisation to the voluntary sector in Peterborough. Local charities, voluntary and community groups, self-help groups and statutory organisations can access their services. They provide a wide range of support services to both member groups such as the PAB, and the wider community.

If Keith has inspired you to volunteer then please get in touch. We have volunteer roles for everyone (no matter how much time you have or what your skills are!) and your support will really make a difference to people with sight loss across Peterborough.

Please click here for more information on PCVS

 

Posted April 2015