THE GLITZ and glamour of the red carpet came to Chester for the annual celebration of the University of Chester’s dedicated volunteers and volunteers from across Cheshire.
A touch of A-list flamboyance was added to the annual evening, which is traditionally held to recognise the thousands of hours of volunteering carried out by the staff and students, but was this year expanded to include volunteers from partner organisations across West Cheshire.
With a caricaturist, volunteer singer Alison Levy, and a string of prizes available in a charity raffle, more than 100 volunteers donned their gladrags for a special night acknowledging their own special work in the local community.
Claire Britton, the volunteer co-ordinator, said: “The evening is always a great way of recognising the efforts of our student volunteers, and this year I was delighted to link up with our partners to celebrate young volunteers from across the whole of Cheshire.Š
“It was fantastic that aŠsmall team of volunteers also helped to organise anŠevent which puts volunteers in the spotlight."
The evening concluded with the handing out of certificates to the volunteers by Chris Hindley, chief executive of the Youth Federation, while the raffle raised money for the Joshua Tree Foundation, a charity providing support to children with terminal cancer and their families.