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Mayor Thanks Volunteers for Commitment to BHT

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7Jun

BHT has celebrated Volunteers Week (1st – 7th June) with a thank you event for its volunteers at the Mayor’s Parlour.

25 volunteers attended the event where they received certificates from the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Bill Randall, to thank them for their hard work and commitment to BHT services. BHT Chief Executive, Andy Winter, praised the contribution of volunteers.

I am so pleased to have been asked to present everyone with their certificates today. I am a long standing supporter of BHT and I am well aware of the hard work that volunteers do throughout the year.

Volunteers Week is a great opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your dedication to BHT.

Councillor Bill Randall, the Mayor of Brighton & Hove

I have been volunteering for one year now and feel that I am making a positive contribution to people’s lives. BHT has helped me to gain good experience that will eventually help me to get a job in the sector.

Paul Robertson,
BHT Portland Road volunteer mental health support worker

Volunteering has helped me to give something back after being through the detox project myself. It gives me a sense of self-esteem and self-worth.

Kurt Horrex , BHT Detox Project volunteer

BHT had 103 people volunteering in our services between April 2011 and March 2012.

Some have volunteered for just a matter of weeks, another for over eight years.

The contribution of each is much valued and appreciated.

Andy Winter, BHT Chief Executive

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