THE dedication and hard work of volunteers was celebrated at the Duke of Westminster’s estate.

Volunteer Centre Chester held their annual celebration event during Volunteer’s Week.

Volunteers from 21 charities and voluntary groups attended the event in Eaton Hall.

Entertainment was provided by Fallen Angels, a dance group who work with addicts and people in recovery to inspire and support them to make positive choices. They also provide outreach and education activities within recovery support and the wider public including schools and prisons.

The capoeira social enterprise group Rastros No Ar amazed the crowd with their mixture of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and Brazilian music.

They run workshops, classes and after-school clubs in the community promoting positive changes in attitude and health benefits in an energetic and inspiring way.

Diane Clark from Passion for Learning gave a speech on the difference volunteer tutors have made to the vulnerable children they work with on a one-to-one basis across schools in west Cheshire.