Awards ceremony recognises volunteers
Thornbury Volunteer Centre has highlighted the contribution made to the community by volunteers at a special event.
It held a 30th anniversary ‘Awards for Volunteering Excellence’ Christmas lunch. The special guests were Tom Frost, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, and Cllr Shirley Holloway, Thornbury Town Mayor.
The winning organisations included Thornbury in Bloom, Thornbury Christmas Lights Association, Thornbury Magazine, Essilor Ltd, and The Swan Inn.
The annual Alan Hudson Award for Volunteering Achievement went to Sandi Shallcross of Thornbury and District Museum. The judges said: “Sandi has fostered the museum’s friendly, professional approach, which encourages community involvement.”