July 20, 2021 4:32 pm

Treverbyn Community Trust’s “covid Volunteers” were invited to a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday evening, celebrating various awards given at the Devon & Cornwall Police Citizens in Policing Awards 2021. The Trust and volunteers were delighted by the nomination and a huge cheer went up when they were told they had received the Award for Community Spirit.

Hall Manager Amanda Ellis said: “It’s a huge honour to have our volunteers recognised by this award.  Each one of them giving their time out of pure kindness, to help support others around them.  Without their efforts our team would not have been able to cope with the demand for crisis support over the past 16 months.”

Through the crisis volunteers have helped in a myriad of ways from, collecting and delivering food, weekly welfare phone calls, packing veg boxes and bags of groceries, dropping off crisis grants, collecting shopping, gardening and in so many cases, sharing a smile and a listening ear. 

Lin Chapman, Volunteer Coordinator said “How wonderful it was to see some of our volunteers at the much-deserved award ceremony celebration, all an absolute pleasure to work alongside.  If anyone is considering volunteering and would like to learn more about the opportunities at Treverbyn Community Trust I’d love to hear from them.” 

The team joined the virtual award ceremony via a link up The Rock Inn, Roche.  Landlords of The Rock Inn, Tye and Alex Reeves, have supported The Trust’s work throughout the crisis by allowing the mobile Community Larder to be situated in their car park on a Thursday. They also regularly donate to the charity by putting on a friendly quiz each week, with the ticket sales going back into the Community Larder.

If you’d like to know more about volunteering, what’s going on at the Hall or sign up to the regular newsletter visit www.thehall.org.uk or call 01726 858657.

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