Mayor recognises work of volunteers in the borough

Mayor of Newtownabbey,Alderman Victor Robinson and George Gillespie (3rd right) Community Engagement Officer with Volunteer Now  with young volunteers who received awards for their work in the Newtownabbey area. INNT 22-040-PSB
Mayor of Newtownabbey,Alderman Victor Robinson and George Gillespie (3rd right) Community Engagement Officer with Volunteer Now with young volunteers who received awards for their work in the Newtownabbey area. INNT 22-040-PSB

Volunteers from right across the borough were recognised for their community spirit at a special event held in the Mayor’s Parlour in Mossley Mill.

Mayor, Alderman Victor Robinson welcomed the 11 young people, aged between 14 and 25, who represented a wide range of organisations which included the Mallusk Community Action Group, Whiteabbey Community Group, Rathfern Company of Archers, 314th Girls’ Brigade Monkstown, Ballyclare Youth Club, Grange Youth & Community Group, Glengormley Ambulance & Rescue Unit, Monkstown Boxing Club, National Children’s Bureau, Glengormley Girls’ Group and the South and East Antrim Community Federation.

The event was held in conjunction with Volunteer Now to recognise the tremendous work that the young people carry out on a weekly basis.

Mayor of Newtownabbey, Alderman Victor Robinson said: “Volunteers are often described as the thread that runs through our society, the glue that holds society together and the lifeblood of our communities.

“Newtownabbey Borough Council is privileged to support and recognise these young volunteers and the organisations with which they have been involved with.”