Last night as a representative of Merseytravel I attended the annual Wirral Volunteer of the Year Awards at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton. It was a humbling evening hearing how much many many people do voluntarily for really good causes as well as for individuals. There were five category winners and from them the overall Volunteer of the Year award was chosen and this year it George O’Donnell for all his work including the Wirral’s Ark Project.
My colleague Cllr Steve Williams was also there supporting his mum, Margaret Harrison, and I was delighted when Margaret was named as the winner of Merseytravel sponsored Oak Award for older volunteers, for her work with the Wirral Deaf and Blind Group, which she has run for over 20 years. She also runs dance classes for elderly people, once a week in Heswall.
The night was compared by the fantastic Pauline Daniels who gives lots of her time for charity. A great event which clearly demonstrates how much good work is being done by, and for the residents of Wirral.